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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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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS (Oral Pathology & Microbiology), BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    17 Jun 2019 | 11:29 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Metoprolol Succinate

    • 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.
    • 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.

    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. Can I take Metoprolol Succinate with vitamins?

    Metoprolol Succinate can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q. Can I take Metoprolol Succinate with grapefruit juice?

    It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Metoprolol Succinate. There are no known interactions between them.

    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. When will I feel better after taking Metoprolol Succinate?

    You may not feel any difference after taking Metoprolol Succinate, if you are taking it for high blood pressure. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits. If you are taking Metoprolol Succinate for angina or heart failure, it may take several weeks or months to make you feel better.

    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. Will the use of Metoprolol Succinate affect my fertility?

    Metoprolol Succinate is not know to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.

    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 17 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)