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Kapspargo Sprinkle (Metoprolol Succinate)


Kapspargo Sprinkle (Metoprolol Succinate)

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  • Product Details


    Kapspargo Sprinkle (Metoprolol Succinate) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, ischemic chest pain, and heart failure.

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    Chemical Name

    Metoprolol Succinate

    Elimination half-life

    3–7 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    25mg, 50mg, 100mg, 200mg


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    Kapspargo Sprinkle

    Protein binding


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    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    Kapspargo Sprinkle is available in extended-release capsules of 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, and 200 mg strengths. 

    Usual starting dose for high blood pressure in adults: 25 mg to 100 mg by mouth once daily. Your dose may be adjusted depending on how well you respond to the medication.

    Usual starting dose for high blood pressure in pediatric patients who are at least 6 years old: 1 mg per kg by mouth once daily, not to exceed 50 mg per day. The dose may be adjusted according to response. 

    Usual starting dose for ischemic chest pain: 100 mg by mouth once daily. Your dose may be adjusted depending on how well you respond to the medication.

    Usual starting dose for heart failure: 25 mg by mouth once daily. Your dose may be adjusted up to a maximum dose of 200 mg per day depending on how well you respond to the medication. 


    The active ingredient in Kapspargo Sprinkle is Metoprolol Succinate


    Do not take Kapspargo Sprinkle if you are allergic to metoprolol succinate or any of the other ingredients in Kapspargo Sprinkle.

    Do not take Kapspargo Sprinkle if your heart rate is severely low, if you have greater than first degree heart block, or if you have sick sinus syndrome without a pacemaker.

    Do not take Kapspargo Sprinkle if you are in cardiogenic shock or have decompensated heart failure. 


    • Before you start taking Kapspargo Sprinkle, tell your doctor:
      • About your allergies
      • About all the medications you take
      • About your health conditions 
      • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
      • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
    • Do not suddenly stop taking Kapspargo as this can further reduce the amount of blood flow and oxygen to the heart.
    • Kapspargo Sprinkle can worsen heart failure.
    • Do not take Kapspargo Sprinkle if you have breathing disorders or diseases.
    • If you have pheochromocytoma, Kapspargo Sprinkle should be given with an alpha blocker and only after the alpha blocker has been started.
    • A high dose of Kapspargo Sprinkle should not be started before surgery. Chronic therapy with Kapspargo Sprinkle should not be withdrawn before surgery. 
    • Tell your doctor if you have blood sugar problems. Kapspargo Sprinkle can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar.
    • Stopping Kapspargo Sprinkle suddenly can cause a thyroid storm in patients who have hyperthyroidism.
    • Kapspargo Sprinkle can cause or worsen the symptoms of arterial insufficiency in patients who have peripheral vascular disease.

    Side Effects

    Kapspargo Sprinkle can cause tiredness, dizziness, low heart rate, rash, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or depression.

    Tell your doctor right away if you have worsening side effects or your side effects won't go away.


    1. Kapspargo Sprinkle Prescribing Information. Cranbury, NJ: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
    2. Myocardial ischemia. Mayo Clinic. May 5, 2021. Accessed February 6, 2022.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13610

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