Mother-in law ran out of her metoprolol tartrate 50 mg which she takes twice a day for irregular heartbeat... I take metoprolol er sus 50 mg..we are out of town for a few days... can she take mine for a few days with no I'll effect?
Can metoprolol tartrate 50 mg be replaced by metoprolol er suc 50 mg?
Question posted by Swallowtails on 27 Aug 2015
Last updated on 16 February 2016 by suzanne66
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 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.
For a short time only your mother-in-law could take 2 of your Metoprolol ER sus 50mg once a day to replace her twice daily dosage of Metoprolol tartrate 50mg - check with her doctor or pharmacist first.
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