Lowers blood pressure. Diovan (Valsartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects. Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) is good for controlling chest pain, treating heart failure, and heart attack. It has the added benefit of being taken once a day. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
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Side effects Diovan Toprol XL
Viral infection 1%
Abdominal pain 1%
Low blood pressure 5%
Joint pain 1%
Back pain 1%
Dizziness, postural 1%
More Diovan side effects » More Toprol XL side effects » How it works Diovan Toprol XL Diovan (Valsartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). 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 Diovan Toprol XL Prescription only Prescription only Available as Diovan Toprol XL Used for Diovan Toprol XL Risk factors for serious side effects Diovan Toprol XL › Women of childbearing age › African descent › Current kidney problems › Medicine that increase potassium › Use of salt substitute Detailed Diovan (valsartan) risks & warnings » › Sudden discontinuation of medicine › Coronary artery disease › Diabetes › Hyperthyroidsim › Heart failure Detailed Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) risks & warnings »
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.
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.
Kidneys and liver Diovan Toprol XL › 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 kidneys and liver related info. Upsides and benefits Diovan Toprol XL › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling. › 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). It makes attacks less frequent and helps you be more active without having chest pain. › Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) is a first-choice treatment for heart failure since it may prevent long-term heart damage. › It's also a first-choice for heart attack treatment since it lowers the risk of death during and after a heart attack. › Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) is the extended release version of metoprolol tartrate and only needs to be taken once a day. › It's available as a generic and is relatively cheap. Downsides and risks Diovan Toprol XL › 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 can make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some this may not go away. › It's not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease. › Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up quickly, which increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Diovan Toprol XL › 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. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Don't take it if you're pregnant. › Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) cause dizziness in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine and let your doctor know if it hasn't improved. › It can make you feel tired or give you headaches. › Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar, so be careful taking this if you have diabetes. › Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly. › This is the extended-release version, but it also comes in an immediate-release form, metoprolol tartrate. Learn more More about Diovan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Toprol XL Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert