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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 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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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


Dr. James Chapman
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Metoprolol Succinate (Definition)

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