What is Metoprolol Succinate ER?

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Metoprolol Succ ER is an extended release formulation of the drug metoprolol used for the treatment of angina or hypertension and to reduce mortality/hospitalization in patients with heart failure already receiving cardiac and diuretic medications.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 117 30
High blood pressure (hypertension) 94 21
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 26 6
Heart palpitations 10 11
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 10 7

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 6
Moderate 18
Mild 20
None 62

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Metoprolol Succinate ER

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 5
Tiredness 3
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 2
Hypotension 2
Lightheadedness 2
Brain fog 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

Dosage Patients Percentage
50 mg daily 15
25 mg daily 13
100 mg daily 5
25 mg twice daily 3
12.5 mg daily 2
200 mg daily 2
12.5 mg twice daily 1
50 mg twice daily 1
100 mg twice daily 1
300 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 28
Side effects too severe 11
Other 9
Did not seem to work 6
Course of treatment ended 5
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 2
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Duration

Currently taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 11

Stopped taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 88
Usually 14
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 88
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 13
< $25 50
Not specified 40

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Metoprolol Succinate ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 7
Atenolol (Tenormin) 6
Propranolol (Inderal) 4
Lisinopril (Zestril) 2
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1

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Patients stopped taking Metoprolol Succinate ER and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Carvedilol (Coreg) 2
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Ivabradine (Corlanor) 1

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9 patient evaluations for Metoprolol Succinate ER

Aug 2, 2018 (Started Jan 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slow down when you stand up if you are taking 150mg daily. My doctor said this is the maximum dosage she can give me.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 27, 2012 (Started Oct 27, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for heart problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (wheezing, tiredness, breathlessness, chest pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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Oct 21, 2012 (Started Aug 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for racing heart feeling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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