Typically how long does it take for metoprolol to leave ones system?
Question posted by Rebel 49 on 12 June 2011
Last updated on 12 June 2011 by suzanne66
The half life of Metoprolol is between 3 and 7 hours. This is the time it takes for the drug levels in your plasma to reduce by half.
For a drug to be totally eliminated from your system it takes around 5.5 times the half life.
As an estimate then, after taking a dose of Metoprolol it should be out of your system within 16.5 to 38.5 hours.
However other factors to consider include:
1. How much and how often you have taken the drug.
2. Your metabolic rate – a slower metabolism will increase the time a drug remains in your system.
3. Your age and health – older age and poor health will generally increase the time the drug stays in your system.
4. Body mass – generally the bigger you are the longer a drug will remain in your system.
- Metoprolol uses and safety info
- Metoprolol information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Metoprolol (detailed)
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