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Old 08-10-2022, 02:02 PM
 
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BTW, one thing I have always wondered is why the same dose of medication is considered therapeutic for everyone, no matter their size. As a petite woman, I have had many experiences of the standard dose being too strong and/or having strong therapeutic effects on what are not supposedly therapeutic dosages.
But metoprolol succinate and tartrate dosages aren't one-size-fits-all. Depending on what they're being used to treat (hypertension, heart failure, etc). There's a range in mg strengths and daily "maintenance" dosages. Drug info also discusses "initial" dosages as well as subsequent adjustments. Appears that this med at least is tailored to the individual.
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:14 PM
 
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But metoprolol succinate and tartrate dosages aren't one-size-fits-all. Depending on what they're being used to treat (hypertension, heart failure, etc). There's a range in mg strengths and daily "maintenance" dosages. Drug info also discusses "initial" dosages as well as subsequent adjustments. Appears that this med at least is tailored to the individual.
Ok, I do know that after an ER visit for an afib episode, the cardiologist I saw prescribed me 50mg metoprolol tartrate twice a day for … frankly I am not sure since I didn’t have hypertension or heart failure or even a high resting heart rate. I guess it was supposed to prevent afib epsiodes, although it is not an anti-arrhythmic medication. Anyway, I got the impression that he just prescribed me a standard dosage, but it was way, way too high for me. Whatever he based that dosage on, I don’t know, but I sincerely doubt my body mass was taken into consideration. We had to cut it down to 50mg, then 25mg so that I could cope with the side effects (not be a total zombie). Finally, I just stopped taking it on my own … and was completely fine for years ….
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Old 08-11-2022, 05:02 AM
 
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Mine is 25mg a day. I also was started on 50mg and was practically catatonic. I doubt my weight was taken into consideration either as I was only 120 pounds. The 50mg made me laid up on the couch all day. So once I cut it in half it was much better.

I've taken a few more vitamins and made sure to hydrate myself a lot more and the palpitations seem to be lessening, so that's a positive.
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