Lowers blood pressure. Captopril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function, but you have to take it on an empty stomach. Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You can't miss doses. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Button Group. All currently active Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Button Group. All currently active All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 3.8190476190476192 Captopril
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Side effects Captopril Toprol XL
The Captopril FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Captopril side effects » More Toprol XL side effects » How it works Captopril Toprol XL Captopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate) is a beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response. Type of medication Captopril Toprol XL Antihypertensive
› ACE inhibitor
Prescription only Antihypertensive
› Beta blocker
Prescription only Available as Captopril Toprol XL Used for (click to learn more) Captopril Toprol XL Risk factors for serious side effects Captopril Toprol XL › Women of childbearing age › Current kidney problems › Medicine that increase potassium › Use of salt substitute Detailed Capoten (Captopril) risks & warnings » › Coronary artery disease › Major surgery requiring anesthesia Detailed Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category Captopril Toprol XL D FDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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Kidneys and liver › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
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Weight No specific weight-related info. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits Captopril Toprol XL › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. › Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart. › A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina). Makes pain attacks less frequent and makes it easier to be active without having chest pain. › A first-choice treatment for heart failure. May prevent long-term heart damage. › A first-choice treatment for heart attack. Lowers the risk of death during and after a heart attack. › Toprol XL is the extended release version of Lopressor. Downsides and risks Captopril Toprol XL › Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough. › Compared to other ACE inhibitors, less flexible on when and how you take it. Captopril needs to be taken multiple times a day on an empty stomach. › Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body. › Not safe to use if you're pregnant. › Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some might not go away. › Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease. › Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Toprol XL suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Captopril Toprol XL › Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or change in taste sensation that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Don't take it if you're pregnant. › Can cause dizziness in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Can cause fatigue and headache. › Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic. › Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly. › Extended release version. Also comes in immediate release called Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate). › Can cause dizziness in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. Learn more More about Captopril Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Toprol XL Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert