Re: Metoprolol vs Metoprolol Tartrate?
Metoprolol Tartrate is also known as Metoprolol or the brand name is called Lopressor. These are the original immediate release brand of the drug.They are usually taken twice a day. The other variety is Metoprolol Succinate also the popular name is TOPROL XL. These are the Extended release versions of the drug. This taken only once a day. The color can vary from pink to white because some are generic versions manufactured by different companies. The brand drug called Lopressor is pink in color. The extended release TOPROL XL is white.