Removes water from the body, which lowers blood pressure. Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure. Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lowers high blood pressure, controls chest pain, and helps treat heart failure and heart attack. You need to take it with food and can't miss a dose. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.48 hydrochlorothiazide
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Side effects hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor
The hydrochlorothiazide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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Itching or skin rash 5%
Shortness of breath 3%
Slowed heart rate 3%
Low blood pressure 4%
More Lopressor side effects » How it works hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that makes you urinate more. It works in the kidneys to remove extra water and certain electrolytes, while lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is a beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing your heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response. Type of medication hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor Prescription only Prescription only Available as hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor Used for hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor Risk factors for serious side effects hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor › Current electrolyte imbalance › Lower kidney function › Dehydration › History of sulfa allergies › History of gout Detailed Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide ) risks & warnings » › Suddenly stopping Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) › Coronary artery disease › Diabetes › Heart failure › Major surgery requiring anesthesia Detailed Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
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.
Food hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor No food related info. › You need to take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) with food twice a day for it to work best.
Kidneys and liver hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. No kidneys and liver related info.
Pain hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor No pain related info. › Makes pain episodes less frequent and makes it easier to be active without having chest pain. Upsides and benefits hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor › Does a good job getting rid of extra fluids in your body by making you urinate more. › A first-choice blood pressure treatment. Works especially well for people of African descent. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Good option if you have high blood pressure and heart failure. › Most people have very few side effects from Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)). › Can be good for patients with osteoporosis since it raises the body's level of calcium. › A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina). › Makes pain episodes less frequent and makes it easier to be active without having chest pain. › A first-choice treatment for people who've had a heart attack. › Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lowers the risk of death during and after a heart attack. › Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is cheaper than the extended release version. Downsides and risks hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor › Makes you urinate more often. › Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems. › It can increase the risk of gout attacks in people with poor kidney function or a history of gout. › People with a sulfa allergy may be allergic to Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)). › You need to take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) with food twice a day for it to work best. › Taking Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) may make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or your normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some it may not go away. › Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure, unless you have heart failure or heart disease. It can also be added to other medicines if your blood pressure is still too high. › Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 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 hydrochlorothiazide Lopressor › Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) starts working in about 2 hours. › It makes you urinate more often, so don't take it at bedtime. › 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 tiredness or muscle weakness that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › You should take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) with or after meals. › Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. It can also cause fatigue and headaches. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic. › Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly unless your doctor tells you to. › This is the immediate release version of the medication, so it needs to be taken twice a day. It's different from the extended release form: Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). Learn more More about hydrochlorothiazide Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Lopressor Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert