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Metoprolol Succ Er 25 Mg Once A Day Or Tartr Half Tablet Every 12 Hours

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howard nussdorf Says:
 
I am taking metoprolol succ er 25 mg once a day. My insurance co. doesn't cover these pills. I am cosidering taking metoprolol tartr 25 mg instead ( 1/2 a pill every 12 hours ). Would that be equivelant? And is that a good idea?>>>>Howard

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Verwon Says:
 
Yes, it would pretty much work the same.

I had to do the same thing with some of my blood pressure medications. I have no insurance and there is no generic of the time released ones, so I go the regular, which is on the $4 prescription plan and just take it twice a day.

However, this may not work well for everyone, so you'll need to try it, for about a month, and monitor your condition, to see if it's working for you.

To be honest, the reason most doctors will prescribe something that is time released or a larger dose to be taken once a day is because they have to worry about people forgetting to take vital medications. So, they try to make it easier for someone to remember to take them. It's easier to remember to take your pills once a day, than to take several doses, several times a day.

When I tried that, I could feel my blood pressure going up, at night, so I just started splitting the doses myself. I talked to my doctor about it and she said it is actually better to split them up, but most people won't remember to take the second dose, which is why she doesn't prescribe them that way.

Metoprolol can cause some side effects, such as: nausea, drowsiness, headache and stomach pain.


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JOAN THOMAS Says:
 
You will not be getting full coverage if you switch. Question your pharmacist - he is your guru.

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