Metoprolol succinate dosage

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1347434 tn?1282595378 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've been on this drug for about 6 years. I originally got on it for its well known side effect of slowing the heart rate.
Avatar f tn Toprol XL and Metoprolol Succinate are the same. The former is just a trade name. If you're of smaller body mass, 200mg. can really slow you down. I know because I was on that dose at one time..... and I was 215lb. at the time. This dosage can really lay you out, and it may be the reason you feel terrible. I remember feeling like a heavy weight was on my chest any time I tried to exert myself. This is not a drug to help you sleep or to eliminate headaches.
443862 tn?1238003039 I have been taking metoprolol succinate for quite a time. at first I was taking 25 mg then after 5 months it was increased to 50 mg and a few weeks ago i was taking 75 mg. I don't why but this medicine is causing my airways to narrow because I don't have any pulmonary disease my lungs are totally find expect that a few months ago my pulmonologist thought I had COPD for my PFT but thankfully I don't...which make me think that it maybe cause of the Metropolol...
Avatar m tn 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.
1933354 tn?1323366434 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn Was on Metoprolol Succinate ER for about 3 months. It worked well at controlling heart rate and BP and reducing a-fib, but the side-effects were terrible, including: hair thinning, memory problems, inability to concentrate, digestion troubles, hearing/vision problems, eye pain, extreme exhaustion, and probably others that've been forgotten now. However, many of these problems occurred at the higher dosage (100mg/day); when at lower dosage (25/mg day) felt much better.
Avatar f tn I was on Toprol XL 45 mg for 3 years and then on the generic Metoprolol Succinate for another 2. The cardiologist told me to stop it, I had shortness of breath and terrible night sweats. I cut them in half and did that for 10 days, then I took those half pills every other day for 10 more days and then I stopped. No ill effects.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn I just discovered this after 3 months of total misery, 7 different doctors, multiple tests, 1 hospitalization, 16 pound weight loss, almost lost my job, etc., etc., etc.. I want to know if this will have permanent effects on my body and heart and will I ever be the same again. I still don't feel 100% and have been back on the brand TOPROL XL for 9 days now.
Avatar m tn 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.
612551 tn?1450025775 One other thing.... I originally got on Metoprolol Succinate not for my SVT or to control blood pressure, but to use the side effect of slowing the heart rate. I had complained about awakening in the middle of the night with an elevated sinus pulse. Unfortunately, my physician never took into consideration that my elevated heart rate could have been caused by something. It turned out that I had very severe obstructive sleep apnea which was diagnosed several years later by a new physician.
Avatar m tn Hi, I take this drug for high BP, but I have the slow release kind. Its called metoprolol succinate. I take 25 mg in the morning. Maybe you could ask your doctor to prescribe this?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn There are two type of Metoprolol, Tartrate and Succinate. With Metoprolol Tartrate, you take it twice a day, usually 12 hours apart. Maximum plasma levels occur about an hour after taking in and it begins to be metabolized. Typically, the dose is reduced 50% every 4 to 5 hours. This is why it's taken twice a day. Metoprolol Succinate is the time release version. It's taken once a day and is slowly metabolized throughout a 24 hr. period.
15256956 tn?1439428831 Also, your physician might have done you a favor in prescribing Metoprolol Tartrate. The luxury of taking the time release version, Metoprolol Succinate come with a heavy price. I hope the Bystolic works out for you, and stick with the CPAP. The effects of chronic Sleep Apnea late in life aren't good. Without a doubt it saved me from a early, unpleasant demise.
Avatar f tn It's starting to effect my mental health due to the fact that I'm scared to have my heart rate go over 100 and I have panic attacks frequently. I was prescribed metoprolol succinate to help with the PVCs, but now my doctor wants me to go on fluvoxamine to help my OCD and anxiety. My problem now is that I read that beta blockers interact with SSRIs and cause the side effects of the beta blockers to become worse.
Avatar f tn Physicians seem to be ok with dosing every 12 hours. You could take Metoprolol Succinate with is the timed release version. Dosages are the same, except for you, you'd take a 100mg once a day. The problem is the cost. It's much higher than Metoprolol Tartrate which is literally pennies per dose. 100mg should have a significant impact with lowered BP as well as a slower pulse. I'm on 75mg and have been so for 10 years. It's a good med.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 6ml – 2 x 1 Cordarone 200 – 2x2 = 800 mg daily Metoprolol Succinate ER - Seloken ZOK, 1x1, 50mg tabs Coumadin – 5 mg, 1x1 Coraspin 100 – aspirin Question: Many of these drugs have serious interactions and seem to be a heavy dose. Do you think I should take them or get a second opinion from a different cardiologist?
Avatar m tn Yes, 25mg cut in half is a very small dose, perhaps too small to make a significant effect. But another question, why are you cutting Metoprolol Succinate in half? The whole idea of Toprol XL is to allow extended release.
Avatar n tn This is a low dosage, but I would not assume it is ineffective. I think it is often prudent to start with a low dose and increase if necessary. Switching to another beta blocker is unlikely to be more effective, unless it is a larger dose that is prescribed. It is possible that switching to another beta blocker, such as metoprolol, will produce less headaches, but the only way to know would be to try.
1703392 tn?1307454100 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.
21064 tn?1309312333 I had a horrible 3 months on the generic Metoprolol Succinate ER (by Sandoz). In summary, these were the symptoms that I had, while on the generic.
Avatar f tn Nearly a year later, I am down to 1/2 my original dose of the beta blocker (metoprolol succinate) and my BP is usually about 100/78 and my resting HR is about 85. I am on a small dose of provigil which adds 7-10 bpm. When I cut out my magnesium supplements to try to help my kidneys, I had three episodes of tachycardia again where it went up just over 100 while I was just sitting. All three times I was about an hour overdue for my next dose of metoprolol.
Avatar m tn My experience with a beta blocker (Metoprolol) found it did squat to prevent them. It did make then easier to convert. I got 3-5 episodes per month. Will it be successful? Well that depends a lot on what kind of SVT it is, and where it's exactly located. But the odds are in your favor. Stick around and let us know how you make out. It's a piece of cake, very little pain, and you're up and around the next day.
Avatar f tn I am suffering exactly with same disorder when I am sitting and reading or sitting and surfing on mobile or computer. I first experienced it a month ago. My BP is 130/90 and when I went to doctor , they started giving me medicine "Metoprolol succinate extended" for BP control. But I think it is not related to BP or something.