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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 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?

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?

Yes: If your diastolic blood pressure, the bottom number, is 90-92 on the metoprolol then you need something for blood pressure. If you occasionally feel light headed talk to your doctor. You may be able to take another class of medicine. Such as lisinapril. ...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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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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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 is usually taken at least twice a day. ...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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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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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


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Metoprolol Succinate (Definition)

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