Compare Lopressor vs. Ziac

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Lopressor
(metoprolol tartrate)

Ziac
(bisoprolol / 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.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)
62%
of people (All ages) say Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is worth it
47%
say it works well
15%
say it's a big hassle
464 reviews
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Side effects
LopressorZiac
  • Tiredness 10%
  • Dizziness 10%
  • Low mood disorder 5%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Itching or skin rash 5%
  • Shortness of breath 3%
  • Slowed heart rate 3%
  • Low blood pressure 4%
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How it works
LopressorZiac
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.Coming soon.
Type of medication
LopressorZiac
Prescription only
Available as
LopressorZiac
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
LopressorZiac
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
LopressorZiac
  • Suddenly stopping Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
    • Heart failure
    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
    • Asthma
    • COPD
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    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
    LopressorZiac
    • You need to take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) with food twice a day for it to work best.
    No food related info.
    Pain
    LopressorZiac
    • Makes pain episodes less frequent and makes it easier to be active without having chest pain.
    No pain related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    LopressorZiac
    • 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.
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    Downsides and risks
    LopressorZiac
    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    LopressorZiac
    • 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).
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