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. Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Button Group. All currently active Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Button Group. All currently active All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.220858895705521 Toprol XL
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Side effects Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide More Toprol XL side effects »
The Hydrochlorothiazide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Hydrochlorothiazide side effects » How it works Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide 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. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It works in the kidneys to make you urinate more, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes. This lowers blood pressure and swelling. Type of medication Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide Antihypertensive
› Beta blocker
Prescription only Antihypertensive
Prescription only Available as Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide Used for (click to learn more) Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide Risk factors for serious side effects Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide › Coronary artery disease › Major surgery requiring anesthesia Detailed Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate) risks & warnings » › Current electrolyte imbalance › History of sulfa allergies › History of gout › Current kidney problems Detailed Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide C FDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
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.
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Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
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Kidneys and liver No specific kidneys and liver-related info. › Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
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Weight No specific weight-related info. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide › 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. › Works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination. › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. Works especially well for African Americans. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Good option if you have both high blood pressure and heart failure. › Raises calcium levels in the body, so it can be good for people with osteoporosis to slow down bone loss and even help with new bone formation. › Most people have very few side effects. Downsides and risks Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide › 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. › Makes you urinate more often. › Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Toprol XL Hydrochlorothiazide › 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. › Starts working in about 2 hours. › Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › 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 Toprol XL Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Hydrochlorothiazide Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert