Metoprolol Er 50mg Tab

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round white tab with the number on the pill831. I was taking metoprolol 50 mg xL can you tell me what's the different?

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Verwon Says:

There is no difference, they are both time released Metoprolol, the pharmacy has just referred to it in different ways, one as XL and one as ER.


Do you have any other questions?

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Richard King Says:

Metoprolol Tab 50MG ER old bottle pills White with number M50 New pills white and larger size with number W735 ???

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Jana Chapman Says:

Richard, the only difference I could tell was the one with W 735 is Metoprolol Succinate Extended Release 50 mg. The one with the M 50 is Metoprolol Extended Release 50 mg (possibly tartrate). It is still basically the same beta blocker, high blood pressure medicine. I will verify with my doctor tomorrow that this is the same medicine.

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guitarsam Says:

was taking Par 50 mg metoprolol succinate ER with great results. It was replaced with Watson brand #831 which is twice as thick. Over 10 day period, I became very lethargic and calves and feet became swollen. For the last 6 days, I have been taking 1/2 pill with decreased swelling and greater energy and no obvious downside. Pharmacy insists there is no problem with the Watson dfosage. Any info or suggestions?

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Fifi Says:

For everyone having problems with metroprolol, you may be interested in my experience. Metroprolol is the "generic" term for "Lopressor", which is the name brand drug. The original manufacturer of "Lopressor" was "Novartis". Almost 2 years ago, they sold the manufacturing rights of "Lopressor" to a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey by the name of "Validus". Validus has been retooling their equipment to produce the name brand drug, "Lopressor". They should be ready for distribution in April 2014 It can't be soon enough because "Lopressor" has been out of production for almost 2 years. It is very difficult to find any of the medication left in the stores.

My story is that "Lopressor" which is the name brand for "metoprolol" is the ONLY beta blocker that I can take daily that will control my atrial fibrillation. Since I have been taking this medication since 1996, I feel that I can comment on it. The generics are not the same as the name brand Lopressor. Their formulas do not have to meet the rigid standards that the name brand Loressor is required to meet by the FDA. Therefore, it is very expensive to produce. For example, I can fill the same prescription for metoprolol (generic) for approximately $10.00. The same prescription for Lopressor (name brand) costs me $120.00 (this is my co-pay WITH insurance). But, I am willing to pay the higher price because, if I take the generic, I almost always have breakthroughs of uncontrolled arrhymthias and may wind up in the emergency room. Which would you rather have? Also, Lopressor does double duty at keeping my blood pressure under control.

Over the years, I had tried the generics of Lopressor. Yes, you all are right. Every time you refill a prescription for "metoprolol (generic of Lopressor)". your pharmacy will give you whatever metoprolol generic it has on hand. Some of the generics are not as bad as others. They use many different fillers in their pills and the quality control is not rigid like it is in the name brand pills. Once I started taking the name brand, Lopressor, my atrial fibrillation improved and is now under control. Taking a generic of this drug is not an option for me. My insurance company requires a special form to be completed by my doctor in order for me to have any insurance coverage for this medication. If you too are having side effects from the generics, please discuss with your physician to see if he will put you on the name brand drug to see if your condition improves. I hope my input helps someone because it took me almost 15 years of trial and error with different medications to realize that the generics of certain drugs are causing some of the problems. I could have had relief many years ago. Please do your research and read about the side effects of generic drugs. I personally do NOT trust the medicines that are being made in foreign countries that lack oversight of their products.

Also, for another tidbit of information, those of you taking er metoprolol or Toprol XL, these are extended release formulations. You may be having side effects of the ingredients that are added that make it a time released product. You can find out easy enough by having your doctor give you a prescription for a non time released medication. Some of the side effects I had with any time released medications were: nausea, stomach pain, trouble sleeping, light headedness, gas. Good luck to everyone and good health.

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