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    Metoprolol Succinate

    Information about Metoprolol Succinate

    Metoprolol succinate uses

    How metoprolol succinate works

    Metoprolol Succinate is a long-acting beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

    Common side effects of metoprolol succinate

    Stomach pain, Cold extremities, Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Slow heart rate, Shortness of breath
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    Expert advice for Metoprolol Succinate

    • Metoprolol Succinate should be taken once a day regularly at the same time.
    • Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine work better.
    • Do not stop taking Metoprolol Succinate suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
    • It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.

    Frequently asked questions for Metoprolol Succinate

    Metoprolol Succinate

    Q. What is the difference between Metoprolol Succinate And Metoprolol Tartrate?

    Metoprolol succinate is an extended-release form of metoprolol. This means it is released into your body slowly and only needs to be taken once a day. While metoprolol tartarate is available as an immediate-release tablet. It doesn’t stay in your body as long as metoprolol succinate does.

    Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate cause weight gain?

    Metoprolol Succinate can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Metoprolol Succinate as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.

    Q. How long does Metoprolol Succinate take to work?

    The time taken by Metoprolol Succinate to start working varies from person to person. Usually Metoprolol Succinate starts working within 15 minutes. However, in some patients it may take up to 2 hours to start working. It starts acting slowly and the maximum or full effect is usually experienced within a span of 1 week. In case you do not feel any difference while taking Metoprolol Succinate, do not panic. The medicine exerts its beneficial effects when taken for a long time.

    Q. Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

    You can eat and drink normally while taking Metoprolol Succinate. However, making lifestyle changes like stop smoking, eating healthy food and exercising regularly can further give a boost to your health.

    Q. Do I need to avoid playing sports while taking Metoprolol Succinate?

    You can continue playing sports while taking Metoprolol Succinate. Exercising regularly can help you in controlling your blood pressure. However, do not over do it or push yourself too hard while exercising or playing sports.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)