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Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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I am taking metoprolol succinate er 50 Mg twice a day. It is now more expensive. Is it OK to ask Dr for metoprolol tartrate 50 Mg twice a day? Equal?

I am taking metoprolol succinate er 50 Mg twice a day. It is now more expensive. Is it OK to ask Dr for metoprolol tartrate 50 Mg twice a day? Equal?

No: As you have noted succinate er (extended release) gives better 24 hours coverage of BP control because of pharmacokinetics versus tartarate. Further if you are on it for heart failure, the studies were with er not tartarate. ...Read more

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I am taking metoprolol succinate ER 25mg once a day for my high bp from 1 month. But now my bp is 120/80. Can I reduce dose to 12.5 mg?

I am taking metoprolol succinate ER 25mg once a day for my high bp from 1 month. But now my bp is 120/80. Can I reduce dose to 12.5 mg?

No not yet: The fact that your BP is now 120/80 (normal is 130/80 or less) is because the medicine is working. Depending on your co-morbidities and age, you may be best served staying on it. 25 mg is a very very small dose, by the way. Having said that, if u want to get off of it, make a sincere effort to limit ur dietary salt intake to 2000 mg or less/day, and exercise atleast 300 min/ week. ...Read more

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What's the difference between metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tart?

What's the difference between metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tart?

Medication duration: Succinate (toprol) is the long acting form of metoprolol where as tartrate (lopressor) is the shorter acting form. Toprol can be taken once a day and Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is usually taken at least twice a day. ...Read more

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I m 44years my BP is mostly coming 130/ 90-92.I m taking metoprolol succinate extended release tablets. Is it ok at this age. I felt giddines once?

No problem with your: Age but diastolic BP is still elevated so would recommend a discussion with your physician. ...Read more

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Can metoprolol succinate be used with albuterol sulfate?

Can metoprolol succinate be used with albuterol sulfate?

Yes: Although it seems paradoxical, it is sometimes prudent to use a beta-blocker at the same time as a beta-agonist. I assume that the albuterol is being used as an inhaler. If you are wheezing, and you respond to albuterol, you may benefit from inhaled albuterol (typically a short course, as other therapies are likely to be beneficial in chronic use.) there can be untoward side effects. ...Read more

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Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate at the same time?

Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate at the same time?

Metoprolol: Tartrate is shorter acting drug than succinate so can be additive for about 12 hours if taken simultaneously. ...Read more

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What us the recommended dose of metoprolol succinate in af if patient had 1 degree and RBBB and using amiodarone 100 mg?

What us the recommended dose of metoprolol succinate in af if patient had 1 degree and RBBB and using amiodarone 100 mg?

The dose of: metoprolol succinate is determined by the clinical condition of the patient. There is NO "recommended" dose, it is determined by the treating health care provider and individualized for the patient. It can vary from less than 12.5 mg per day to as much as 400 mg per day. ...Read more

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Metoprolol succinate 50 mg and Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg can take them at the same time?

Normally, yes: Taking them at the same time should not be a problem for most people. ...Read more

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Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate together, is that okay?

No: It's an irrational combination. One is long acting and the other is short acting. Use one once a day or the other twice a day. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is the a difference between metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartrate?

Is the a difference between metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartrate?

Duration: Metoprolol succinate is an extended-release version dosed once daily, meanwhile, Metoprolol Tartrate is an immediate-release (short duration) version dosed twice daily for long-term management. Both can treat hypertension and angina (chest pain), however, succinate is also indicated for heart failure and tartrate can be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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What is the difference between metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartrate?

What is the difference between metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartrate?

Duration of action: Metoprolol succinate is an extended-release version dosed once daily, meanwhile, Metoprolol Tartrate is an immediate-release (short duration) version dosed twice daily for long-term management. Both can treat hypertension and angina (chest pain), however, succinate is also indicated for heart failure and tartrate can be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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Can I take 100mg of metoprolol succinate at 10pm nightly and metoprolol tartrate 100mg at 10am the next morning once a day?

Yes you can: During the 24 hours of transition, you will go through a 12 hour period in which you effectively took 200 mg which is a standard dose for some people, but you may feel more fatigued that day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metoprolol succinate 50 mg and Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg together?

Is it safe to take metoprolol succinate 50 mg and Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg together?

Yes: The combination is used together all the time and the two medicines complement each other. ...Read more

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I just noticed some hair loss on far head very little. Could this be from medications? I am taking metoprolol succinate. Been on it for 14 months.

I just noticed some hair loss on far head very little. Could this be from medications? I am taking metoprolol succinate. Been on it for 14 months.

Not likely: Angela, while any side effect can theoretically happen with any drug, hair loss is not a common side effect of metoprolol. One thing you may want to check is to make sure your thyroid levels are normal as that can impact both blood pressure and hair growth. I'd suggest a call to your primary care provider ...Read more

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Would an initial dosage of 250 mg metoprolol succinate be too much? I have mild hypertension and tachycardia.

High: The starting dose of metoprolol varies according to the indications for its use and the exact condition of the patient. However, a starting dose of 250 mg would be high in most typical situations. Daily doses up to 400 mg and even higher are used in some situations, but not as a starting dose. ...Read more

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What are the preferred blood pressure readings range for 72yr male hypertensive patient on metoprolol succinate 50mg with s.creatine1.58, B.urea55.?

What are the preferred blood pressure readings range for 72yr male hypertensive patient on metoprolol succinate 50mg with s.creatine1.58, B.urea55.?

Seek Medical Attenti: Metoprolol not good BP medication by itself. Your question implies you had a high reading. Your serum creatinine makes use of renally excreted meds a problem. If your BP is high Amloadapine may be a good additional medication. Preferred BP is what can be achieved with meds that will not harm patient. In general BP is preferred ...Read more

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What would be best to keep my heart rate control for longer time. 50mg of atenolol or 50mg Metoprolol Succinate. Cardio wants me to switch to Metoprol?

Metop Succinate: Metoprolol Succinate would provider longer, and more stable beta blocking effects. Assure you are getting metoprolol succinate, and not tartrate variety (the tartrate variety is shorter acting and requires twice per day dosing). ...Read more

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Can 100mg metoprolol succinate affect vision? I cut back to 50mg and it unexpectedly improved. Bp went up so I went back to 100mg and back to readers.

Can 100mg metoprolol succinate affect vision? I cut back to 50mg and it unexpectedly improved. Bp went up so I went back to 100mg and back to readers.

BP ; blurry vision: Yes, if the BP drops, you can get blurry vision. My advise check the BP ; pulse if this happens again and a significant drop in any can cause dizziness and blurry vision. Increase fluid intake and avoid abrupt changes in posture will help. Usually these symptoms will subside in few days and I usually advise my patients to start lower and increase ad long the medication is tolerated. ...Read more

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Which is better and more safe in general for treating hypertension and atrial fibrillation metoprolol succinate or bisoprololesp. If s.creatinine1.56?

Which is better and more safe in general for treating hypertension and atrial fibrillation metoprolol succinate or bisoprololesp. If s.creatinine1.56?

Neither. In clinical: Trials, carvedilol has significantly better outcomes than either metoprolol (e.g. 3%/yr lower mortality rates continuing for many years) or bisoprolol. Creatinine is quite another issue, produced by all muscle cells, yet used to crudely estimate renal filtering function, not the 4 known responses to carvedilol. Also the clinical trial data for all the Beta blockers is as augmenters to ACEI agents. ...Read more

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My father 72yr hypertensive with history of Af (angiogram is clear), pvc and RBB on metoprolol succinate 50, his bp (150/75) how to control is Bp, s.cr1.6.

My father 72yr hypertensive with history of Af (angiogram is clear), pvc and RBB on metoprolol succinate 50, his bp (150/75) how to control is Bp, s.cr1.6.

Increase beta blocke: 50 mg of metoprololsuccinate is not a very high dose. I would suggest taking 75 mg at night/bedtime for 2 weeks and see if BP improves to 130/80 or less with out him feeling lightheaded. If not reached target BP, then may increase by another 25 mg to a total of 100 mg at bedtime. ...Read more

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Currently have a low resting heart rate of 50-60 BPM. Doc put me on 12.5 Metoprolol Succinate ER. This won't make my heart stop will it?

No, but discuss it: Always get full info on a new Rx - know the pros and cons, what to expect and do if there's a problem - in detail! Call to get this ASAP. The drug is for hi blood pressure and that can be very serious if untreated - so take efforts to understand all of this and advice on diet/exercise/life style/etc too. A full treatment program can make your life much better! ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of beta blockers and ace inhibitors ie : lisinopril 2.5 and metoprolol succinate 50mg both q daily.

What are the long term effects of beta blockers and ace inhibitors ie : lisinopril 2.5 and metoprolol succinate 50mg both q daily.

Improved LV Function: The long term benefit of these medications in the treatment of CHF or Cardiomyopathy are well established highly beneficial and according to guidelines. It is all good. Prolong and improve life expectancy. ...Read more

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Can I drink pink grapefruit juice if I'm on metoprolol tart?

Yes: Yes, you can drink grapefruit juice if you are on metoprolol tartrate. There is no interaction between grapefruit juice and metoprolol tartrate. ...Read more

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Can I take 60mg of ibuprofen if I am on metoprolol 25mg succinate?

Can I take 60mg of ibuprofen if I am on metoprolol 25mg succinate?

Why would you want t: The question has all sorts of complications, & this is not the best forum to get medical advice. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your regular doctor to decid. Generally, a few doses of ibuprofen (2 days - like for headache) makes little difference but the benefits of ibuprofen can be outweighed by the risk. Prolonged use of ibuprofen can raise your BP & cause heart damage, counteracting Metoprolol. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Metoprolol Succinate (Definition)

Metoprolol succinate is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more