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How long Metoprolol tartrate stay in our system?

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Posted on Mon, 4 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Yes, when you stop taking metoprolol tartrate how long does it take clear your body of any of the medicine's side effects. What are the reactions to your system when stopping the use of this medication. I have been taking 100 mg daily, I have reduced my dosage slowly and now I am in my fourth day without any medication. I don 't seem to have any noticeable side effects.
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Brief Answer:
After 1-2 days the drug is cleared off your body.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!
I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

The presence of the drug in the system depends on the half life of the drug.
The elimination half-life of Metoprolol is 3 to 7 hours.

The rule is that any kind of drug you take needs around 5 half lives to be totally cleared off your systems.

In your case since the half-life of Metoprolol is 3-7 hours ,it would be out your body after 15- 35 hours, means after 2 days since last dose of Metoprolol.

Reducing slowly the dosage of a b-blocker (Metoprolol) is the safest way to stop taking Metoprolol and no side effects are noticed.
Stopping suddenly metoprolol can make the disease for which it is used worse :high blood pressure,angina pectoris etc.

Since this is the fourth day without Metoprolol ,you can be sure you don't have it in your system and since you are feeling well ,you have nothing to worry about.
Since it is no longer in your body ,it can't cause any side effect.
Metoprolol doesn't cause any long-term side effects.

Hope my answer has helped.
Let me know if you have ant additional question or doubt to clarify,I will be happy to assist you further.

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Dr.Rovena Murati

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