Metoprolol tartrate succinate

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Keep in mind that when you switched from Toprolol ER (Metoprolol Succinate) to Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate), you lost the timed released advantage. If you were taking 25mg. pills of each medication, you are loosing a great deal of the latter drug's effectiveness as the day wears on. The half life of Metoprolol Tartrate is only 3-7 hours. So you must take it at least twice a day for it to be effective the entire 24 hour period. Also 25mg., once a day is a a very small dose.
My cardiologist once quipt that with our lifestyle and diet today, that everyone should be on this along with a statin, and in fact there is already a combination pill available. Metoprolol comes to in two varieties; metoprolol tartrate, and metoprolol succinate, the later has a time release property. While this requires only one dose per day, it's cost is much higher than metoprolol tartrate, and some insurance companies place it in a higher tier co-pay.
I have been diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Millions of tests & experiments later, I have been put on 100mg Metoprolol Tartrate. It works WONDERS & my heartrate has gone down from the 160s to about the 70s. The only downside of it is occasional extreme fatigue where I am literally falling asleep at my desk at work. My cardiologist says it's because the meds are dropping my blood pressure but nothing to be alarmed about.
Metoprolol comes in two formulations, Metoprolol Tartrate and Metoprolol Succinate. If you were prescribed the Tartrate variety, 50mg, once a day as you stated, then you were on a beta blocker roller coaster with a steep peak followed by a deep valley. Metoprolol has a rather short half life of approximately 6 hours, so in 24 hours, 50mg is nearly completely metabolized. This type should be taken twice a day.
I took 2 different versions of metoprolol, Toprol (metoprolol tartrate) and Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). The second one is the extended release version. Toprol made my symtoms worse but Toprol XL worked fairly well in controlling my conditions, PVC's and PSVT. I was taking 50 mg a day in both cases. The only thing that affected me was a slight feeling of dizziness at times and some mental fatigue.
The cardiologist put me on first 100mg a day, and then 200mg a day of Metropolol Tartrate, thinking that it would help the issue. But, the PVCs kept coming. So, yesterday, he switched me to 400mg of Metropolol Succinate ER a day and referred me to a guy that specializes in electrical problems of the heart. He said this was due to the possibility of doing an ablation on me. I have to say that the PVCs do cause me great distress but the thought of ablating my heart does not excite me.
Hello and hope you are doing well. Metoprolol is metoprolol succinate and metoprolol is metoprolol tartrate. Both of them are beta blockers. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Yes, Metoprolol Succinate is the timed release. It is also way more expensive than Metoprolol Tartrate. I switched long ago to the latter and saved a lot of money. A dose costs literally pennies. You have to remember to take it twice a day though. I take it at "5 and 5"; at rising, and at dinner, and it's easy to remember. Metoprolol has the same bradycardia effect as Atenolol, so that has to be watched.
Unless you're taking the time release version of Metoprolol Succinate, ie. Toprol XL, you are not taking it correctly. Metoprolol has a relatively short half life of 3 to 7 hours. In other words, when you take it, its medicinal benefit begins to lessen rather quickly. By taking it only once a day, you get a spike followed by a rapid lessening of its effect. People taking Metoprolol Tartrate usually take if twice a day to maintain a relatively stable level of the drug in their system.
Following are my observations on day two of substituting Atenolol 25 mg twice a day for Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day.. both are regular, for Metoprolol it is called Tartrate, I think the Atenolol comes in only one normally longer lasting form. Today in the early afternoon, following my third 25 mg dose of Atenolol at about 9 AM, I noticed some dizziness when I rose from a time sitting.
I take the toprol xl and I use the generic and it cost me roughly $20 and I take 125mg twice a day. but you must make sure it is the generic for toprol xl because there is metoprolol succinate which is the generic for toprol xl and metoprolol tartrate which is the generic for lopressor. They both work in two different ways so they can not be interchanged at the same dose. I asked this question before toprol xl became a generic.
At the same time, there has been a national recall of the TOPROL XL (METOPROLOL ER SUCCINATE) so I was instead put on METOPROLOL TARTRATE. I've been on this new Metoprolol for two days now. The problem I now have is.... I feel a tightness or heavy weight in my chest. Right in the middle of the Sternum. Like somebody is stepping on it and wont get off. Its worse when I'm up and walking. Is it because I'm no longer on the HCT? Is the Metoprolol Tartrate doing this?
Because of the recent shortage of metoprolol succinate, my general practitioner refilled my prescription as metoprolol tartrate, but without informing me of the change. I was previously taking 25 mg in the am and 12.5 mg in the evening of the generic Toprol XL. Now I am taking 25 mg in the morning of generic Lopressor, and another 25 in the evening, but less than a full 12 hours apart. For example I will take the 25mg at 7 am, another 12.5 at 2pm and another 12.5 at around 6 or so.
Metoprolol is available in two forms, fast acting Metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor), and the time release Metoprolol Succinate (Toprol XL). I used both, and found that side effects are similar; tiredness, weight gain, and a slow pulse. Side effects are more pronounced as the dosage is increased. I had dosages from 25mg to 200mg. daily. Other reported effects are loss of libido, tightness in the chest, itching, irregular breathing, and irregular heartbeat.
~Can also be found as Metoprolol Succinate, Metoprolol Tartrate, Lopressor, Dutoprol, or Toprol XL These drugs are part of a combination to regulate your high blood pressure, so they don't interfere with each other. They work together, were you on just one medicine before you got on all three of these? Make sure you take them at the same time every night.
I think of Metoprolol as the Tic-Tac of beta blockers. Both Metoprolol Succinate (which you're on) and Metoprolol Tartrate (which I'm on) are easily tolerated by most people. A common side effect is the slowing of pulse, and a lowering of blood pressure. You may have to take a few weeks for your body to be accustomed to the medicine, and you may feel a bit washed out. 25mg is a very low dose. I'm on 75mg, and have been as high as 200mg. Dosages can be as high as 400mg per day.
Metoprolol helped greatly in making it easier to convert. Also, there are 2 types of Metoprolol, Metoprolol Tartrate, and Metoprolol Succinate. The latter is a time release version called Toprol XL. This is nice because you only need to take 1 tablet a day. The downside is it's a high tier drug for insurance companies its price is really up there. I get a Metoprolol Tartrate for about 25% of the price. I found the drug easy to tolerate, and experience limited side effects.
The Toprol is doing what it was made to do, just maybe too much of a good thing. And btw, metoprolol succinate is Toprol, which is extended release - and metoprolol tartrate is Lopressor, which is the normal release version.
If you are only found to have PAC's on the monitor when you are having symptoms, you can ask your physician about treatment with a beta blocker like metoprolol tartrate or metoprolol succinate at a low dose to suppress these ectopic beats.
I was on Metoprolol Succinate until my insurance company jacked it up to a Tier 3 which forced me to pay the major portion of the frieght. My physician rewrote it for Metoprolol Tartrate so I now get 90 days for 10 bucks. The latter formula requires the user to take it twice a day and the physicians are concerned that the patient won't remember to take the dose. However, I have no problems remembering as I'm one of those types that live by a routine.
Were you aware that metoprolol tartrate is a fraction of the cost of metoprolol er (metoprolol succinate)? The difference being that you must take it twice a day. I just picked up a 90 day supply for 4 dollars with my run-of-the-mill company insurance plan. Many of us (like myself) seem to be more sensitive or more aware of our particular arrhythmias be it PAC's, PVC's, little runs of SVT, etc. I guess it's accepting your physician's word that what you have is nothing to worry about.
First, in patients with symptoms (palpitations, atypical chest discomfort) and the type of arrhythmia you have described (PAC's, PVC's, NSVT), a beta-blocker like metoprolol tartrate or metroprolol succinate is often prescribe. This can sometimes decrease ectopy (PAC's, PVC's, NSVT). You should ask your physical about this. In terms of evaluation, a normal ECHO and cardiac MRI signifies a structurally normal heart.
Also, Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) is a timed release version of metoprolol. If you are good about taking medications, Metoprolol Tartrate is perhaps a quarter of the cost of the Toprolol XL, except you have to take it twice a day. I take mine every 12 hours, at dinner and upon rising; 5 and 5 is easy to remember.
Unfortunately the refill arrived as 50MG Metoprolol Tartrate. Now as I understand it, the difference between the two is Metoprolol Succinate is Extended Release and Metoprolol Tartrate is Immediate Release...is this a big deal? Not sure if this was planned or an oversight.
Metoprolol (Tartrate and Succinate) is classified as a cardi-selective beta blocker. Think of it as the Tic-Tac of antiarrhythmics, lthough it is often prescribed for social anxiety problems as well. It's easily tolerated by most, which is one reason why it is sort of the first line drug of choice. As the name beta blocker implies, these drugs block beta receptors, which are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels.
Toprol XL is metoprolol succinate the time release form of metoprolol succinate...Could try only 25mg a day of succinate? There are other BB that might work...BB don't really help with PVC's and in some cases increase them due to the lower heart rate. I am with you with the pills...once on them it is hard to get off. Considering the alternatives I can live with PVC's...they won't kill us even though at times it feels like it.
Yes, I agree. I've mentione before here that there are probably many people misdiagnosed with panic disorder that are really experiencing a cardiac anomoly. I'd add that SVT is often fleeting, and by the time the patient gets an EKG, the event has passed. With nothing to see, the patient is diagnosed with having a panic attack. It was good that you persevered and it was "caught on tape" so to speak.
Or have you checked if you can take two half-doses per day, to reduce PPC? Also, which metoprolol are you taking, succinate or tartrate?
Btw, propranolol is not cardio-selective, but metoprolol is. You probably know that, I'm just tossing things in. Are you on the succinate instead of tartrate? Was your Topamax for migraines? Because this is something to consider... the proliferation of symptoms, as mentioned being seemingly against Ockham's Razor, could possibly be drug reactions. I suppose you have already researched all that. Did it come out as being plausible?
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