The metoprolol shortage will cause more questions on how to switch

The metoprolol shortage will cause more questions on how to switch from extended-release to immediate-release or to a different beta-blocker.

Generics for Toprol-XL (metoprolol succinate extended-release) will continue to be in very short supply due to manufacturing problems.

The brand is still available, but patients are balking at the cost.

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