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Toprol Xl Vs Metoprolol Tartrate
Metoprolol: Tartrate is shorter acting drug than succinate so can be additive for about 12 hours if taken simultaneously. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Metoprolol: When you don't need it, then don't take it. It could cause dangerous effects on your body. ...Read more
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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together with asa and a statin. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Ask your doctor since only your doctor would know since it depends on other medical conditions. ...Read more
Yes you can. You probably take it bid. In any case no problem. Take it ;)
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Meds: Yes you can take Lisinopril and Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) at the same time. ...Read more
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
How much catapress is lethal? I was given 7, along with lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) and lisinoprill.
Not lethal: Really, not lethal. You will feel unwell, but it should not kill you. ...Read more
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
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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