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economical beta blockers

can you be switched from the time released once a day toporol  xl 100mg to the less expensive metoprolol succinate 50mg twice a day to achieve the same effect
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In a word "Yes". The bigger question is: can you remember to take it twice a day...at the proper time? If so, then you can ask your doctor for the chance to try it.
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When I made that same switch a few years ago, I went from 100mg Toprol XL once a day to 100mg metoprolol succinate once a day.  Neither my doctor nor my pharmacist ever suggested that I would need to split the dose.  My understanding is that metoprolol succinate is an extended release formuation that substitutes directly for Toprol XL.  But ask your doc or a pharmacist to make sure.  I'm off of the drug entirely now, so I don't worry with it anymore.
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