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. Zestril (lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function. 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+ 5.02 Lopressor
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Low blood pressure 4%
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Kidney damage 10%
High potassium 6%
More Lisinopril side effects » How it works Lopressor Lisinopril 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. Zestril (lisinopril) 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. Type of medication Lopressor Lisinopril Prescription only Prescription only Available as Lopressor Lisinopril Used for Lopressor Lisinopril Risk factors for serious side effects Lopressor Lisinopril › Suddenly stopping Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) › Coronary artery disease › Diabetes › Heart failure › Major surgery requiring anesthesia Detailed Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) risks & warnings » › Women of childbearing age › African descent › Current kidney problems › Medicines that increase potassium › Use of salt substitutes Detailed Zestril (lisinopril) risks & warnings »
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 real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Food Lopressor Lisinopril › You need to take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) with food twice a day for it to work best. No food related info.
Kidneys and liver Lopressor Lisinopril No kidneys and liver related info. › You'll need to have blood tests done to check your kidney function. › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
Pain Lopressor Lisinopril › Makes pain episodes less frequent and makes it easier to be active without having chest pain. No pain related info. Upsides and benefits Lopressor Lisinopril › 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. › 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. › Very cheap drug, and comes available as a liquid for children over 6 years of age. Downsides and risks Lopressor Lisinopril › 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. › Up to 10% of people can get a dry cough while using this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough. › Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body. › Zestril (lisinopril) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant. › Doesn't work as well in people of African descent, and can cause a greater chance of face, tongue, or lip swelling. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Lopressor Lisinopril › 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). › Can cause dizziness the first few days you're taking it. › Check your blood pressure about 1 week after starting Zestril (lisinopril), and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Let your doctor know about any dizziness, tiredness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away. › You'll need to have blood tests done to check your kidney function. › Don't take Zestril (lisinopril) if you're pregnant. Learn more More about Lopressor Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Lisinopril Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert