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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Grapefruit Juice When Taking Metoprolol Succinate

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Metoprolol Succinate (Definition)

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