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A 27-year-old male asked:

i'm on metoprolol succinate 25. is there any harm in missing my dosing consistency time wise. i missed it by like 3 hours today. will this harm me?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Little risk.: The half-life of this medication is 3-7 hrs; therefore, it's best to take it on time; however, the blood level does not drop off suddenly. Therefore, there is likely some beneficial effect even at a gradually decreasing level, and the next dose should be taken as soon as one realizes a dose has been missed.

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