What is the difference between metoprolol and metoprolol tartrate

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Hi, Can someone tell me what the difference between Metoprolol and Metoprolol Tartrate is? Thank You in advance!
I had been on Metoprolol dosages as high as 200mg/day (not fun), and my cardiologist said he has prescribed dosages as high as 400mg./day. By the way, you can compare similar weights of Metoprolol Tartrate and the time release version called Metoprolol Succicate if you consider the longer half life of the latter version.
I hear the withdrawal symptoms are terrible as well and I'm not sure if i'll be able to tell the difference between the withdrawal and the original problem. I don't know exactly what it is that I'm asking, except for any more information or experience anyone has on either the palpitations from the cocaine or on the use of metoprolol. If you have any information at all it would be greatly appreciated.
There are pluses and minuses to both cryo and RF -- cryo is less thrombogenic, the lesions are more controllable and, as you noted, can sometimes be reversed so is often used near the "natural" pacemaker areas of the heart. I believe cryo is also less "painful" both during the procedure and in recovery than RF. However, cryo generally takes quite a bit longer, which adds to procedure times and has a slightly lower overall long-term success rate.
My TEE was not a normally scheduled appointment, it came just 3 months after my last one because of a sudden onset of symptoms when I had never had any before. There was a stark difference between the 2 tests (echo and TEE) but my Dr told me it may have been like that for some time but just not picked up by the echo. Jjc2005 - thanks for the response. We have no family history of heart related issues on either side of my family. Not sure where I got my wonderful genetics from.
Regarding the Atenolol vs Metoprolol, Atenolol has no extended release formula, so the effect hits more immediately than what is the case with Metoprolol. On the other hand, half life is far longer (I believe I've commented this on another post). When taking Metoprolol 25 mg, it resolves through 20 hours and the peak "concentration" (compared to taking a non-extended release pill) will be approx. 6 mg.
I am now on Norpace XR and I may face the same issue with my medigap policy as far as the difference in cost between XR and regular. I think the regular tablet can be taken 3 times a day, and the XR 2 times per day. I, also, will discuss this with my cardio when I see him in a couple of weeks. Do you actually get to SEE your doctor when you have a problem?
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.
Dont ever give up as I have always said that there IS light at the end of the tunnel and yes, my journey is nearly over. I am not a strong person...inside me is a very frightened little girl but deep down inside I wanted my life back. I found myself not being able to go even an hour without mentioning the word THYROID. I dont do that now. I 'forget' I have no thyroid until I may get an odd ache or pain and then I think...'ok, my levels must be off' and then I follow up on them.
The surgeon was unable to place stents or relieve either blockage at that time, and they sent me home with three new prescriptions for Metoprolol, Amlodipine, and Niacin. My question is, how common is it for an angioplasty to simply be impossible to accomplish? And can the medication changes I've received clear these blockages and eliminate the need to have an angioplasty at all (with the prerequisite lifestyle changes, which I have started to do)?
Long story short, I was put on sliding scale to pay for my physical exam through the hospital ER and then I was given an appt for the endocrine clinic for 3 months down the line, I am still very angry and extremely in tears because when everyone I spoke to that has Graves disease is telling me to get treated ASAP I can't get an appt earlier enough to save my own life.
This is such a good thread. Yarrow, you are correct and I like your approach. I have Lexapro sitting in my kitchen waiting for a decision from me. My doctor prescribed it a couple of weeks ago. He sat me down and said, "Ok Debra, enough of this anxiety. You have a recurring anxiety disorder that you medicate with an occasional Klonopin, why don't we treat your anxiety every day so that you don't need a drug that is addicting. This approach is not working". I know he is right.
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