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 28
High blood pressure (hypertension) 82 19
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 14 5
Supraventricular tachycardia 10 5
Heart palpitations 9 10

Show all 55 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
6
Moderate
17
Mild
18
None
57

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Metoprolol Succinate ER

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 5
Dizziness and feeling faint 3
Tiredness 3
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 2
Hypotension 2
Lightheadedness 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 29
25 mg daily 28
100 mg daily 14
50 mg twice daily 6
200 mg daily 3
150 mg daily 2
100 mg twice daily 2
12.5 mg twice daily 1
37.5 mg daily 1
25 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 25
Other 9
Side effects too severe 9
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 1
See all 52 patients who've stopped taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

Duration

Currently taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 23

Stopped taking Metoprolol Succinate ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 80
Usually 14
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 80
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 11
< $25 47
Not specified 37

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Metoprolol Succinate ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 6
Atenolol (Tenormin) 4
Propranolol (Inderal) 3
Lisinopril (Zestril) 2
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Metoprolol Succinate ER and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1
Losartan (Cozaar) 1
Prazosin (Minipress) 1
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8 patient evaluations for Metoprolol Succinate ER

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 2, 2012 (Started Dec 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: heart beat too slow ,pulse pressure too high ,may have increased PD problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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