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Lopressor Hct

(Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good combination blood pressure-lowering medicine. It's used once other medicines haven't worked as well.

  • 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.
  • Since it has two medications in one, it's not the first choice to lower blood pressure.
  • It comes as a brand only medication, so it can be more expensive.
  • Can make you urinate more often and feel out of breath during physical activities.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're a diabetic.
  • Forgetting to take the medicine or stopping it suddenly can cause serious heart problems.

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Side effects for Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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These are side effects of Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Take after meals.
  • 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 one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Tell your doctor about any cold-like symptoms, dizziness, headache, fatigue, or muscle weakness that don't go away.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar, so be careful if you have diabetes.
  • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly since it can trigger heart problems.

Risks and Warnings for Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Sudden discontinuation of medicine

    Stopping Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) suddenly can cause 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 Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / 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 Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits
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  • Take after meals.
Kidneys & liver
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.