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Dutoprol

(Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide) helps lower blood pressure by working in two different ways in your body. It's good for stubbornly high blood pressure.

  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Combines the benefits of two blood pressure-lowering medicines in a single pill.
  • Helpful in getting rid of extra fluids in your body.
  • Not the first choice to lower blood pressure.
  • Brand only, can be more expensive.
  • Can make you urinate more often and feel out of breath during physical activities, which may not go away.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
  • Forgetting to take the medicine or stopping it suddenly can cause a heart attack.
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Side effects for Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

From clinical trials of Dutoprol / High blood pressure ( 891)

  • Common coldCommon cold3% for Metoprolol succinate/Hydrochlorothiazide vs.1% for placebo
  • FatigueFatigue3% for Metoprolol succinate/Hydrochlorothiazide vs.1% for placebo
  • DizzinessDizziness3% for Metoprolol succinate/Hydrochlorothiazide vs.3% for placebo
  • Any side effectAny side effect3% for Metoprolol succinate/Hydrochlorothiazide vs.3% for placebo
  • Back painBack pain2% for Metoprolol succinate/Hydrochlorothiazide vs.1% for placebo
  • NauseaNausea1% for Metoprolol succinate/Hydrochlorothiazide vs.1% for placebo

What to expect when you take Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide) for Lowers blood pressure

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Makes you urinate more often, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Can make you feel dizzy or short of breath the first few days, but this should improve as your body gets used to the medicine.
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after that.
  • Tell your doctor about any cold-like symptoms, dizziness, headache, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly since it can trigger heart problems.

Risks and Warnings for Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Sudden discontinuation of medicine

    Stopping Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide) suddenly can cause an irregular fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation to your heart, and increase your risk of chest pain or heart attack. Work with your doctor to gradually reduce your dose if you would like to stop taking Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide).

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits
Pregnancy
Food
  • Be sure to take with food or milk at the same time each day.
    Age: 66
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: High blood pressure
    Duration taken: A few months
  • I do take it w. food but not always @ same time (lunchtime) daily. When this happens, I break the 25MG pill in half, take a half late in the day then return to usual dosage next day @ usual time.
    Age: 66
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: High blood pressure
Kidneys & liver
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after that.