Compare Lopressor vs. Dutoprol

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Lopressor
(metoprolol tartrate)

Dutoprol
(metoprolol succinate / hydrochlorothiazide)

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.Lowers blood pressure. Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide) helps lower blood pressure by working in two different ways in your body. It's good for stubbornly high blood pressure.
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Reviews for Lopressor
62%
of people (All ages) say Lopressor is worth it
47%
say it works well
15%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
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  • Tiredness 10%
  • Dizziness 10%
  • Depression 5%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Itching or skin rash 5%
  • Shortness of breath 3%
  • Slowed heart rate 3%
  • Low blood pressure 4%
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  • Nasopharyngitis 2%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Back pain 1%
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How it works
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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.Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine that helps control your blood pressure and reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water from your body. Metoprolol is a beta blocker that lowers your heart rate.
Type of medication
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Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
LopressorDutoprol
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
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Risk factors for serious side effects
LopressorDutoprol
  • Suddenly stopping Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
Detailed Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) risks & warnings »
  • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
  • History of asthma
  • History of diabetes
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart
Detailed Dutoprol (metoprolol succinate / hydrochlorothiazide) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

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.

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
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  • You need to take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) with food twice a day for it to work best.
No food related info.
Kidneys and liver
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No kidneys and liver related info.
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after that.
Pain
LopressorDutoprol
  • Makes pain episodes less frequent and makes it easier to be active without having chest pain.
No pain related info.
Upsides and benefits
LopressorDutoprol
  • 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.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Combines the benefits of two blood pressure-lowering medicines in a single pill.
  • Helpful in getting rid of extra fluids in your body.
Downsides and risks
LopressorDutoprol
  • 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.
  • Not the first choice to lower blood pressure.
  • Brand only, can be more expensive.
  • Can make you urinate more often and feel out of breath during physical activities, which may not go away.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
  • Forgetting to take the medicine or stopping it suddenly can cause a heart attack.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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  • 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).
  • Makes you urinate more often, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Can make you feel dizzy or short of breath the first few days, but this should improve as your body gets used to the medicine.
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after that.
  • Tell your doctor about any cold-like symptoms, dizziness, headache, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly since it can trigger heart problems.
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