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. Zestril (Lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function. 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 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+ 5.2 Toprol XL
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The Lisinopril FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Lisinopril side effects » How it works Toprol XL Lisinopril 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. 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 Toprol XL Lisinopril Antihypertensive
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Prescription only Available as Toprol XL Lisinopril Used for (click to learn more) Toprol XL Lisinopril Risk factors for serious side effects Toprol XL Lisinopril › Diabetes › Coronary artery disease › Heart failure › Major surgery requiring anesthesia › History of asthma Detailed risks & warnings » › Women of childbearing age › African descent › Current kidney problems › Medicine that increase potassium › Use of salt substitute Detailed 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.
Kidneys and liver Toprol XL Lisinopril No kidneys and liver related info. › 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. Upsides and benefits Toprol XL Lisinopril › 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. › 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. Downsides and risks Toprol XL Lisinopril › 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. › Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with 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. › Not safe to use if you're pregnant. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Toprol XL Lisinopril › 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. › 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. Learn more More about Toprol XL Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Lisinopril Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert