dr. changed my meds.and now have to cut in half. Take 1/2 am, 1/2pm. But the mg. is the same.
Yes, the strength is very close to the same, for example, 100mg metoprolol tartrate corresponds to 95mg metoprolol succinate, metoprolol succinate is extended release (but you already know this), I'm not sure what else you're asking, when you get a med change it's important to ask your doctor any of these questions. I can only assume that he's seeing if spreading your dose over time will help keep your BP in better control, and perhaps have less side effects or other symptoms, your doctor may have/see/noticed better results with the ER drug in practice.
I hope that helped.
Last edited by Cats Meow; 03-16-2009 at 05:24 PM.
I just got into Boston College's Masters Entry MSN program (so excited!), and now I have a tough decision to make. I also got into Thomas Jefferson U.'s FACT program in Philadelphia and don't know which one to attend. They are both 2 years long and you get a MSN degree at both schools. However, the tuition cost at BC is a bit more than TJU and the cost of living in Boston is way more than in Philly. Boston College has the name recognition though...is it worth the extra $$ ???
Also, I don't plan on applying for any scholarships (2-year work committment as an RN, etc.), so that won't come into account here. I want to go straight through to the FNP portion.
Does anyone here know anything about either of the programs or have any advice that might help me make my decision? I'm really lost here and need some guidance. Thank you so much in advance.
It sounds like you have your decision, the one you are "so excited" about is the one you should attend. Otherwise, you will end up regretting it.
Follow your heart
Is money the main deciding point? If so, and if you have a gut preference for Boston, then I say go to the program you are most drawn to and deal with the extra cost through whatever means you have to (loans, etc).
If you're torn between the programs themselves, read through this thread about why people chose the school they did: .
That might give you some things to consider that you hadn't thought about.
I'm starting Jeff's FACT program this year. I live in Philly and only applied locally, so I'm not very familiar with programs out of state, although I know Boston College is well respected. One reason I chose Jeff out of the local programs here is that it had the most clinical / least research emphasis (for the BSN part at least), which was important to me, coming from a research background. The main reason I chose it though was because Jeff is one of the most respected hospitals in Philly and I wanted to be able to say that I had a degree from there. It was very much a gut decision. Do you feel more that way about one school than the other? As the previous poster said, it sounds like you feel that way about Boston College. If that's the case, you can find a way to finance it.
Edit: just saw this separate post on Boston College. If you haven't seen it yet, here's the link: