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Suggest treatment for high blood pressure

Is it safe for a person who is taking one metoprolol succinate 25mg 25mg er tablet per day as per doctor s prescription to take an additional one half of one pill during the day or night if that person suddenly experiences an unusually high blood pressure during a given day?
Wed, 2 Nov 2016
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Hello,
Metoprolol succinate extended release tablets are given as 50mg to 100mg per day initially in divided doses.Usually the dose can be raised upto 400mg per day depending on the response.
That being said if i were treating you,i would raise the dose/day only after careful monitoring.There are side effects and since you arent clear about your age,general condition,other morbidities if any , i suggest you see your doctor before making changes as he will know your case better.
Thank you.
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