Compare Lopressor vs. Dutoprol

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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.

3.7/ 5 average rating with 464 reviewsforLopressor
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.

Upsides
  • 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
  • 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.
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Reviews
464 reviews so far
62%
saidit'sworth it
47%
saiditworked well
15%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
7possible side effects
  • Tiredness
    10%
  • Dizziness
    10%
  • Depression
    5%
  • Diarrhea
    5%
  • Itching or skin rash
    5%
  • Shortness of breath
    3%
  • Slowed heart rate
    3%
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5possible side effects
  • Nasopharyngitis
    3%
  • Fatigue
    3%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Any side effect
    3%
  • Back pain
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Heart problems
    • Suddenly stopping Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)
    • Coronary artery disease
  • Masked symptoms of low blood sugar
    • Diabetes
  • Masked symptoms of overactive thyroid
  • Increased symptoms of heart failure
    • Heart failure
  • Increased risks during surgery
    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
  • Breathing problems
    • Asthma
    • COPD
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  • Heart problems
    • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
  • Trouble breathing (bronchospastic disease)
    • History of asthma
  • Low blood sugar unawareness
    • History of diabetes
  • Low heart rate (bradycardia)
    • Age 65 years or older
    • Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
    • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • Gout
    • History of gout
    • Current kidney problems
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