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(Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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These medications are comparable to Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) or used for similar purposes.

Lopressor Hct
(Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Lopressor
(Metoprolol Tartrate)

Microzide
(Hydrochlorothiazide )

Tenoretic
(Atenolol / Chlorthalidone)

Ziac
(Bisoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Lotensin
(Benazepril)

Hyzaar
(Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Lowers blood pressure. 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 blood pressure and controls heart rate. Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You have to take it with food, and 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.Coming soon.Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Benazepril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good combination blood pressure-lowering medicine to try if your blood pressure is very high.
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Reviews for Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate)
61%
+61% vs. Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)
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+46% vs. Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)
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15% vs. Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)
Reviews for Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz))
47%
+47% vs. Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)
31%
+31% vs. Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)
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15% vs. Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Reviews for Lotensin (Benazepril)
63%
+63% vs. Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)
63%
+63% vs. Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Lopressor HCT side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Lopressor HCT »
  • Abnormally slow heartbeat 9%
  • Low blood pressure 4%
  • First-degree heart block 3%
More Lopressor side effects »

The Hydrochlorothiazide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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We haven’t found good data for Tenoretic side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Tenoretic »

We haven’t found good data for Ziac side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Ziac »
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Headache 2%
More Benazepril side effects »
  • Dizziness 3%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Cough 1%
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
More Hyzaar side effects »
How it works
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Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine controls your blood pressure to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide) removes extra water from your body and the beta blocker (metoprolol) lowers your heart rate.Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate) 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.Coming soon.Coming soon.Benazepril 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.Hyzaar (Losartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine that lowers your blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water from your body. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) that relaxes your blood vessels to lower you blood pressure and allow more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.
Type of medication
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Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
Diuretic
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Diuretic
Prescription only
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Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Diuretic
Prescription only
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Lopressor HCTLopressorHydrochlorothiazideTenoreticZiacBenazeprilHyzaar
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
  • History of asthma
  • History of diabetes
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart
  • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • History of sulfa allergies
  • History of gout
  • Current kidney problems
Detailed Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
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CFDA 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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CFDA 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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BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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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DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

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CFDA 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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DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
Alcohol
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Food
  • Take after meals.
  • Metoprolol tartrate is the immediate release version of Toprol XL. You have to take Metoprolol tartrate with food for it to work best. (On the other hand, you can take Toprol XL any time.)
  • Take it with food.
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Kidneys and liver
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
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  • Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
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  • 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.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your electrolytes and kidneys.
  • Won't work as well if you have severe kidney problems.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
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  • Combines the benefits of two blood pressure lowering medicines in a single pill.
  • Helpful in getting rid of extra fluids in your body.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
  • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
  • 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.
  • A first-choice treatment for severe high blood pressure, combining the benefits of two blood pressure-lowering medicines with a single pill.
  • Helpful in getting rid of extra fluids if you have issues with fluid balance (like in congestive heart failure).
  • Most people have few side effects.
  • 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.
Downsides and risks
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  • 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.
  • Metoprolol tartrate is the immediate release version of Toprol XL. You have to take Metoprolol tartrate with food for it to work best. (On the other hand, you can take Toprol XL any time.)
  • 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. As a second choice, your doctor might add it to medicines you're already taking if your blood pressure is still too high.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
  • You can't miss doses. Stopping Metoprolol tartrate 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.
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  • 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.
  • Will make you urinate more often.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your electrolytes and kidneys.
  • Needs dose adjustment if you have liver problems.
  • Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun while taking this.
  • Won't work as well if you have severe kidney problems.
  • Shouldn't take if you have a sulfa allergy.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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  • 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.
  • Take it with food.
  • 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.
  • This is the immediate release version. It also comes as an extended release form: Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
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  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
  • 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.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Get immediate medical help if you notice any swelling, especially around your head and neck.
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
  • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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