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?
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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