I was taking Metoprolol Succinate and now I am taking Metoprolol Tartrate .
20 Oct 2011
Metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartate belong to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. These drugs treat high blood pressure and other heart conditions by blocking the effects of adrenaline on the heart.
Metoprolol tartrate treats high blood pressure (hypertension) and angina (chest pain). Doctors also prescribe metoprolol tartrate for people who have had heart attacks. Metoprolol succinate treats hypertension, heart failure and angina.
Metoprolol succinate is an extended-release version of metoprolol, so it remains in the bloodstream and controls blood pressure for a full 24 hours. Metoprolol tartrate does not stay in the bloodstream for 24 hours.
Read more: Difference Between Metoprolol Succinate and Metoprolol Tartrate | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5858343_difference-metoprolol-succinate-metoprolol-tartrate.html#ixzz1bIPS7OJZ
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1 answer • 15 Mar 2010
Can they be interchanged? they are both 50mg
2 answers • 30 Aug 2010
my Dad was taking Metoprolol tartrate, when I refilled his prescription I noticed the pharmacist gave me Metoprolol succinate extended instead. Is ...
1 answer • 4 Dec 2012
I take Metoprolol Succinate is it ok for me to take Metoprolol Tartrate ?
2 answers • 16 Jun 2014
When changing from Metoprolol succinate, 25 mg. daily, to metoprolol tartrate, what dose is correct?
I take this for blood pressure and have had no problems but understand that the tartrate is cheaper.
3 answers • 18 Jun 2015