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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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Is there a benefit to metoprolol tartrate?

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 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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Metoprolol tartrate cause more pvcs?

No: Betablockers such as metoprolol are commonly used to suppress premature ventricular contractions/beats. ...Read more

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Metoprolol tartrate doseage for public speaking, how to not blush?

Metoprolol tartrate doseage for public speaking, how to not blush?

Wrong drug: The drug for public speaking is propranolol, hot metoprolol. (they're not the same - Propranolol crosses the blood brain barrier much more readily than metoprolol). The usual dose is: 10-20 mg of the short acting preparation 60 minutes beforehand. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take half of my metoprolol tartrate if my BP is low?

Not necessarily: Ask your doctor since only your doctor would know since it depends on other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can you take lisinipril and lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) at the same time?

Meds: Yes you can take Lisinopril and Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) at the same time. ...Read more

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I get sob with nadolol, would lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) be a better choice?

I get sob with nadolol, would lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) be a better choice?

Maybe: Although both are betablockers, individual's response & side effects from each agent might be different. If your doctor believes that you should be on a betablocker then trying another agent would be the way to go. If you had shortness of breath without the medication which is worse with nadolol, you might need to be evaluated by pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Can I take metoprolol tartrate and magnesium glycinate or will it lower my bp too much?

BP: Assuming you are getting metoprolol for hypertension.Its an effective agent ;individual response can only be assessed by observation over time;No specific advice re Mg supplements ...Read more

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My dr has replaced the atenolol 25 mg once a day at night (not available) to the metoprolol tartrate to 25mg. Twice a day/ why the increase?

My dr has replaced the atenolol 25 mg once a day at night (not available) to the metoprolol tartrate to 25mg. Twice a day/ why the increase?

Not sure: Since metoprolol is the generic of Atenolol, and should be equivalent, I am not sure why your doctor increase the number of pills from one a day to two a day. I would suggest you talk to the physician who prescribed the medication to clarify the directions. I do not want you to develop side effects, so talk to you doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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I've just been prescribed setraline HCL 25 mg once a day. I take 25 mg of metoprolol tartrate twice daily. Would I expect a reaction? If so, what kind

Possible interaction: "Using metoprolol together with sertraline may increase the effects of metoprolol. Contact your doctor if you experience uneven heartbeats, shortness of breath, bluish-colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, fainting, or seizure (convulsions)." (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=2057-0, 1615-16311) ...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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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 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

Dr. Warren Foster
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Metoprolol Succinate (Definition)

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


Dr. George Mathew
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Metoprolol Tartrate (Definition)

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