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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?
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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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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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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

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. James Dukelow
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Metoprolol Succinate (Definition)

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