Is Metoprolol Tartrate Thew Same As Metoprolol Succ Er

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Is Metoprolol Tartrate Thew Same As Metoprolol Succ Er

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Metoprolol (Brand name - Toprol) is available in two forms. Metoprolol tartrate is the standard formulation which is considered to be short or intermediate-acting, which requires dosing on a more frequent basis. It is also available in a long acting form, Metoprolol succinate, which is manufactured by several different companies that produce generic drugs. Depending on the company, it may be called Metoprolol ER, XL, or even SA, which stands for extended release or sustained acting.

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Martin Cane, M.D.