What is the difference between metoprolol and metoprolol tartrate

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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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tart</span>rate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I'm not sure if i'll be able to tell the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> the 2 tests (echo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>what</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span> the case with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span></span>. On the other hand, half life <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> in cost <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> XR <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> regular. I think the regular tablet can be taken 3 times a day, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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?
Dont ever give up as I have always said that there is light at the end of the tunnel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> yes, my journey <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span> nearly over. I am not a strong person...inside me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span></span>, Amlodipine, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Niacin. My question <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>, how common <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span> 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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