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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

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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Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate together, is that okay?

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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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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Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg made me feel bad. Propranolol made me feel fine but I need a selective beta blocker. Which should I try?

Atenolol: Try atenolol - 12.5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross the blood brain barrier of all available beta blockers. It has no intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is intrinsically long acting and generally is given as a once a day dose. It's also dirt cheap! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my dr. Gave me metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice a day, but?

Metoprolol: In general metoprolol 25mg twice a day is a common and safe dosage of the drug. As with any treatment, the indication and the dose need to be appropriate for the patient. ...Read more

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What does metoprolol tartrate do?

What does metoprolol tartrate do?

It is a beta blocker: It protects the heart and blood vessels from adrenaline. Thus, it lowers heart rate and blood pressure and can protect the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Is the medication metoprolol and metoprolol tartrate the same thing?

Yes: For the most part, they are the same, although there is Metoprolol Tartrate and metoprolol succinate, two different preparations of the same drug. They have slightly different properties in terms of the duration of action, but they essentially do the same thing. ...Read more

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How to taper off of metoprolol tartrate?

How to taper off of metoprolol tartrate?

Your doctor: Your doctor should help you with this. There are many schedules and none has been proven to be superior. The dose you take, the reason you take it, and length of time you've been on it all factor in. ...Read more

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Why do I need to take metoprolol tartrate with food?

Why do I need to take metoprolol tartrate with food?

Absorption increased: Food increases absorption. Metoprolol serum levels may be increased if taken with food.
For this reason it is advised to take immediate release tartrate tablets with food; metoprolol succinate can be taken with or without food. ...Read more

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Can lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) cause headaches?

No: Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate), (metoprolol tartrate) as you probably know, is used to treat headaches. That said, no 2 people are alike and paradoxical reactions sometimes occur, so if you feel worse on Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) - you know what to do! ...Read more

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What are some side effects of coming off of metoprolol tartrate?

Slowly: This should be titrate downward slowly under a physician's supervision. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use over-the-counter medications with metoprolol tartrate?

Is it okay to use over-the-counter medications with metoprolol tartrate?

More the most part y: Except for oral decongestants, most over the counter meds are safe. Avoiding caffeine containing products would also be prudent. Be wary of any over the counter weight loss products or energy drinks. ...Read more

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What are precautions you should take when using Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)?

What are precautions you should take when using Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)?

Generally safe: Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) at correct dose is one of the safest drugs. Approp dose useful in pregnancy (unusual) for BP. Comes in short & long acting forms. Does cross Blood-Brain barrier, can worsen depression. Metabolized by liver, so can effect other drugs metab by liver. In patients with Peripheral vasc disease can worsen blood flow to distal extremities, High Dose can limit exercise tol by limiting Hrt Rate ...Read more

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Metoprolol tartrate, what is it used for?

Heart disorders: Metoprolol tartrate (lopressor) is an immediate-release (short duration) beta-blocker dosed twice daily for long-term management of hypertension and angina (chest pain). Metoprolol tartrate can also be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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Is there a benefit to metoprolol tartrate?

Metoprolol: Beta blockers have been shown to decrease mortality as compared to placebo in patients after heart attacks, as well as improve life span in patients with heart failure, and benefit to lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of metoprolol tartrate?

What are the symptoms and signs of metoprolol tartrate?

None: Signs & symptoms refer to an underlying condition whereas metoprolol is a treatment. Effects of metoprolol include lower hr & bp. ...Read more

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If I took 5 grams of metoprolol tartrate what would happen to my body?

Overdose: 5 grams of metoprolol tartrate would likely cause severe illness and possibly death. Why are you asking? If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or killing yourself, please get help now. Talk to a friend and call +1-800-273-8255 the national suicide prevention hotline. ...Read more

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How long does it take for metoprolol tartrate to clear out of your system entirely?

Metoprolol: Half time varies by pt. Assuming a long t1/2 of 12h and a desire for complete clearance estimate 10 half times so at least 5 days. These vary by patient and are rough. ...Read more

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I usually take 25mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) a day, I might have taken 3. Will I be ok 57yr old male

I usually take 25mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) a day, I might have taken 3. Will I be ok 57yr old male

It: It depends on what your heart rate and blood pressure are since this medication affects both. There are some patients on 75mg and others who can't tolerate more than a very small dose. If your heart rate and blood pressure were already low to begin with then you may have problems. The symptoms to watch for are lightheadedness, dizziness, loss of consciousness, or excessive fatigue. The medication typically lasts around 12 hours. Certainly if you are having any of the above symptoms you should seek medical attention and do not drive. If you are concerned you can also call you primary physician's office who should have someone on call to speak with. You can also call your local poison control center. ...Read more

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Metoprolol Tartrate (Definition)

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