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Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) xr shorten life in patients with tachycardia? i'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). doc wants me on propranolol now

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
NO: Neither shorten life if taken as directed. Toprol (metoprolol) and propanolol are quite similar medications. You should have no problem switching from one to the other.
Last updated Dec 18, 2014

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