Lowers blood pressure. Cozaar (Losartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects. Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You can't miss doses. How it works Cozaar (Losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). 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. Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate) is a beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response. Type of medication Antihypertensive
› Angiotensin receptor blocker
Prescription only Antihypertensive
› Beta blocker
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Reviews for Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate)
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+8% vs. Cozaar (Losartan)
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Urinary tract infection 6%
Low blood sugar 4%
Low blood pressure 4%
Muscle weakness/fatiguea/fatigue 4%
Chest pain 4%
Low red blood cells 3%
Muscular weakness 3%
Orthostatic hypotension 3%
More Losartan side effects » More Toprol XL side effects » Risk factors for serious side effects › Women of childbearing age › Concurrent liver disease › Current kidney problems › Medicine that increase potassium › Use of salt substitute Detailed Cozaar (Losartan) risks & warnings » › Coronary artery disease › Major surgery requiring anesthesia Detailed Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category
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Kidneys and liver › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
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Weight No specific weight-related info. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling. › 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. › A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina). Makes pain attacks less frequent and makes it easier to be active without having chest pain. › A first-choice treatment for heart failure. May prevent long-term heart damage. › A first-choice treatment for heart attack. Lowers the risk of death during and after a heart attack. › Toprol XL is the extended release version of Lopressor. Downsides and risks › Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body. › Not safe to use if you're pregnant. › Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some might not go away. › Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease. › Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Toprol XL 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 › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Don't take it if you're pregnant. › 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. › Can cause fatigue and headache. › Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic. › Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly. › Extended release version. Also comes in immediate release called Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate). › 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. Learn more More about Losartan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Toprol XL Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert