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A 48-year-old member asked:

Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate: can they be taken together?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Different meds: Although they are both the same medicine, they are taken differently. Tartrate is a shorter acting form meant to be taking 2 or 3 times a day. Succinate is a long acting form meant to be taken once a day. To me, it doesn't make sense to be on both.
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No: they are the same drug so you should NOT take both at once

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What is the difference between metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartrate?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Different meds: Although they are both the same medicine, they are taken differently. Tartrate is a shorter acting form meant to be taking 2 or 3 times a day. Succinate is a long acting form meant to be taken once a day. To me, it doesn't make sense to be on both.
Last updated Apr 6, 2019

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