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Has anybody switched patient from toprol (metoprolol) XL to lopressor?

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Dr. David Shenouda
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Long & short of it

Generic toprol xl is metoprolol succinate.
Generic Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate. Toprol is the long acting formulation of same medication. So if you want short acting for part of the day when the medicine is needed, use lopressor.

In brief: Long & short of it

Generic toprol xl is metoprolol succinate.
Generic Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate. Toprol is the long acting formulation of same medication. So if you want short acting for part of the day when the medicine is needed, use lopressor.
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