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These medications are comparable to Minipress (prazosin) or used for similar purposes.

Minipress
(prazosin)

Cozaar
(losartan)

Betapace
(sotalol)

Coreg
(carvedilol)

Norvasc
(amlodipine)

Microzide
(hydrochlorothiazide )

Tenormin
(atenolol)

Zestril
(lisinopril)

Toprol XL
(metoprolol succinate)

Catapres
(clonidine)

Zebeta
(bisoprolol)

Lowers blood pressure and makes it easier to urinate. Prazosin is used mostly to make urination easier for men with an enlarged prostate, but it can cause dizziness.Lowers blood pressure. Cozaar (Losartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Coreg (Carvedilol) 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. Norvasc (Amlodipine) works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.Removes water from the body, which lowers blood pressure. Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Tenormin (atenolol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating a heart attack. It has fewer side effects than other beta blockers. You need to take it on an empty stomach and you can't skip doses.Lowers blood pressure. Zestril (lisinopril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) is good for controlling chest pain, treating heart failure, and heart attack. It has the added benefit of being taken once a day.Lowers blood pressure. Catapres (Clonidine) is a good addition if you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure, but it has a lot of side effects. You can't miss doses.Lowers blood pressure. Zebeta (Bisoprolol) is usually given to people who have taken other blood pressure meds unsuccessfully or have recently had significant heart problems.
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Reviews for Minipress (prazosin)
46%
of people (All ages) say Minipress (prazosin) is worth it
29%
say it works well
15%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Cozaar (losartan)
57%
+11% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
48%
+19% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
16%
-1% worse vs. Minipress (prazosin)
535 reviews
Have you used Cozaar (losartan)?
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Have you used Betapace (sotalol)?
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Reviews for Coreg (carvedilol)
53%
+7% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
46%
+17% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
18%
-3% worse vs. Minipress (prazosin)
406 reviews
Have you used Coreg (carvedilol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Norvasc (amlodipine)
58%
+12% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
50%
+21% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
15%
Same vs. Minipress (prazosin)
443 reviews
Have you used Norvasc (amlodipine)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide )
47%
+1% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
31%
+2% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
16%
-1% worse vs. Minipress (prazosin)
139 reviews
Have you used Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide )?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Tenormin (atenolol)
58%
+12% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
48%
+19% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
16%
-1% worse vs. Minipress (prazosin)
457 reviews
Have you used Tenormin (atenolol)?
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Reviews for Zestril (lisinopril)
61%
+15% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
51%
+22% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
14%
+1% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
687 reviews
Have you used Zestril (lisinopril)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate)
60%
+14% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
54%
+25% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
13%
+2% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
164 reviews
Have you used Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Catapres (clonidine)
42%
-4% worse vs. Minipress (prazosin)
33%
+4% better vs. Minipress (prazosin)
35%
-20% worse vs. Minipress (prazosin)
Have you used Catapres (clonidine)?
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Side effects
PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
  • Dizziness 10%
  • Headache 8%
  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Lack of energy 7%
  • Weakness 7%
  • Heart pounding or racing sensation 5%
  • Nausea 5%
More Prazosin side effects »
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Nasal congestion 1%
  • Urinary tract infection 6%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Muscle weakness/fatiguea/fatigue 4%
  • Low red blood cells 3%
  • Low blood sugar 4%
  • Back pain 2%
More Losartan side effects »

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

FDA side effect reports for Betapace »
  • Dizziness 13%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • High blood sugar 4%
  • Diarrhea 6%
  • Weight increase 3%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Abnormally slow heartbeat 8%
  • Low blood pressure 6%
  • Headache 1%
More Coreg side effects »
  • Swelling due to excess fluid 2%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Heart pounding or racing sensation 5%
  • Flushing 3%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Abdominal pain 2%
  • Drowsiness 2%
More Norvasc side effects »

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

More about hydrochlorothiazide side effects »
  • Tiredness 13%
  • Dizziness 7%
  • Low mood disorder 3%
  • Cold arms and legs 7%
  • Fatigue 1%
  • Shortness of breath 2%
  • Light-headedness 3%
  • Leg pain 2%
  • Decreased energy 3%
More Atenolol side effects »
  • Headache 4%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Cough 3%
  • Low blood pressure 4%
  • Chest pain 2%
  • Kidney damage 10%
  • Fainting 7%
  • High potassium 6%
More Lisinopril side effects »
  • Tiredness 10%
  • Dizziness 10%
  • Low mood disorder 5%
  • Skin rash and itching 5%
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Shortness of breath 3%
  • Slower heartbeat 3%
  • Dizziness/balance problems 1%
More Toprol XL side effects »
  • Redness/itching / pruritis 26%
  • Dry mouth 25%
  • Drowsiness 12%
  • Skin blistering 7%
  • Fatigue 6%
  • Headache 5%
  • Skin or nail darkening 5%
  • Allergic contact sensitization 5%
  • Burning 3%
  • Lack of energy 3%
More Catapres side effects »

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

FDA side effect reports for Bisoprolol »
How it works
PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
Prazosin is a selective alpha blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It also relaxes the urethra and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.Cozaar (Losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). 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.Coming soon.Coreg (Carvedilol) is an alpha and beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response.Norvasc (Amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing your heart rate and relaxing your blood vessels. Your heart gets more oxygen and doesn't have to work as hard to pump, which can relieve chest pain.Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that makes you urinate more. It works in the kidneys to remove extra water and certain electrolytes, while lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling.Tenormin (atenolol) is a selective beta blocker that works specifically on the heart by slowing down the heart and making the heart pump better.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.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.Catapres (Clonidine) is an alpha-2 agonist. It works in the brain to tell your blood vessels to relax, and it lowers the activity of certain stress hormones. This lowers blood pressure.Zebeta (Bisoprolol) is a selective beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart and making it work less to pump.
Type of medication
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Available as
PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Patch
  • Pill
Used for
PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
  • Atrial Arrhythmia Ventricular Arrhythmia
Risk factors for serious side effects
PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
  • Age 65 years or older
Detailed Minipress (prazosin) risks & warnings »
  • Women of childbearing age
  • Concurrent liver disease
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
Detailed Cozaar (losartan) risks & warnings »
Coming soon.
  • Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)
      • Congestive heart failure
      • Increasing the dose of Coreg (Carvedilol)
      • Diabetes
      • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
        Detailed Coreg (carvedilol) risks & warnings »
        • Age 65 years or older
        • History of heart problems
        • Liver disease
        • History of blood vessel disease
        • History of heart failure
        • History of kidney disease
        • Obesity
        Detailed Norvasc (amlodipine) risks & warnings »
        • Current electrolyte imbalance
        • Lower kidney function
        • Dehydration
        • History of sulfa allergies
        • History of gout
        • Current kidney problems
        • History of sulfa or penicillin allergies
        • Diabetes
        Detailed Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide ) risks & warnings »
        • Suddenly stopping Tenormin (atenolol)
          • Taking calcium channel blockers
          • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
          • Diabetes
            • Taking clonidine
            Detailed Tenormin (atenolol) risks & warnings »
            • Women of childbearing age
              • African descent
              • Current kidney problems
              • Medicines that increase potassium
              • Use of salt substitutes
              • History of kidney problems
              • Taking with alcohol
              • Taking other medicines that lower your blood pressure
              Detailed Zestril (lisinopril) risks & warnings »
              • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
              • Coronary artery disease
              • Diabetes
              • Hyperthyroidsim
              • Heart failure
              • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
              • History of asthma
              • History of COPD
              Detailed Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) risks & warnings »
              • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
              • Taking with alcohol
              • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
              • Age 65 years or older
              • Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart
              Detailed Catapres (clonidine) risks & warnings »
              • Diabetes
                • Coronary artery disease
                • Heart failure
                • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
                Detailed Zebeta (bisoprolol) risks & warnings »
                Pregnancy

                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.

                Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                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 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 animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

                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.

                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.

                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 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 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.

                Interactions
                PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
                No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
                • Interacts with the cholesterol medicine Simvastatin.
                No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
                Food
                PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
                • Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects.
                No food related info.No food related info.
                • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
                • Take it with food.
                No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.
                Kidneys and liver
                PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
                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.
                No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
                • Might not be a good choice if you have liver disease.
                • Your body uses your liver to break down Norvasc (Amlodipine) and remove it from your blood. If you have liver disease you may not be able to remove Norvasc (Amlodipine) as quickly from your blood as someone with a healthy liver. You should increase the dose of Norvasc (Amlodipine) slowly and watch closely for how it is working in your body. Increasing the dose slowly will lower your chances of having side effects.
                • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
                No kidneys and liver related info.
                • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
                • You'll need to have blood tests done to check your kidney function.
                No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
                Pain
                PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
                No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.
                • Worsening heart pain or increased risk of heart attack is possible when you first start taking Norvasc (Amlodipine). This can also happen after you increase the dose of Norvasc (Amlodipine). Notify your doctor immediately if you experience any heart pain, radiating jaw pain, crushing chest pain, or persistent racing heartbeat.
                No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.
                Sleep
                PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
                • Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea.
                No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
                • Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and dry mouth.
                No sleep related info.
                Upsides and benefits
                PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
                • Can be added to other blood pressure-lowering medicines if you need additional blood pressure control.
                • Makes urination easier in men with an enlarged prostate.
                • Helps people with PTSD get better sleep with fewer, less-intense nightmares.
                • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
                • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
                • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
                • 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.
                Coming soon
                • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
                • A first-choice treatment for heart failure and heart attack.
                • For people with severe heart failure, Carvedilol lowers the risk of worsening heart failure, hospitalization, and sudden death.
                • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
                • Calcium channel blockers work especially well for African Americans to lower blood pressure.
                • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
                • Prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) if you take it regularly.
                • Each dose lasts longer than other calcium channel blockers, which keeps blood pressure consistent without big ups and downs.
                • Particularly good at lowering systolic blood pressure (the top number), so it's a good option for older people who can commonly get high blood pressure only in the top number.
                • Does a good job getting rid of extra fluids in your body by making you urinate more.
                • A first-choice blood pressure treatment. Works especially well for people of African descent.
                • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
                • Good option if you have high blood pressure and heart failure.
                • Most people have very few side effects from Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)).
                • Can be good for patients with osteoporosis since it raises the body's level of calcium.
                • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
                • A first-choice treatment for heart attack recovery.
                • At lower doses, Tenormin (atenolol) has fewer side effects than other beta blockers because it targets the heart and not other parts of the body.
                • 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.
                • Very cheap drug, and comes available as a liquid for children over 6 years of age.
                • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina). It makes attacks less frequent and helps you be more active without having chest pain.
                • Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) is a first-choice treatment for heart failure since it may prevent long-term heart damage.
                • It's also a first-choice for heart attack treatment since it lowers the risk of death during and after a heart attack.
                • Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) is the extended release version of metoprolol tartrate and only needs to be taken once a day.
                • It's available as a generic and is relatively cheap.
                • Can be added to other blood pressure-lowering medicines if you need additional blood pressure control.
                • Available in a weekly patch for people that aren't good at taking medicine by mouth.
                • Works in the brain, so it can help treat some nervous system and psychiatric conditions.
                • Under the brand name Kapvay, it's used to treat ADHD in children and teenagers.
                • Good for protecting the heart and lowering blood pressure if you've had a heart attack.
                • Available in a generic version.
                • Also comes in combination with other medications to lower blood pressure.
                Downsides and risks
                PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
                • Not the best medicine to lower blood pressure by itself.
                • Likely to cause orthostatic hypotension. This means dizziness when you change positions (like standing up) because your blood pressure doesn't adjust quickly enough.
                • Not preferred for people 65 years or older.
                • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
                • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
                Coming soon
                • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
                • 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 Carvedilol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
                • Calcium channel blockers can cause swelling in your limbs. If this happens for you, it probably won't get better over time, so talk to your doctor about alternatives if it bothers you.
                • Women are more likely to have side effects (especially swelling) from Amlodipine than men.
                • Some people might experience flushing with this medication.
                • You can't miss doses. Stopping Amlodipine suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
                • If you have severe heart disease, using Amlodipine might increase your risk of chest pain or heart attack during the time right after starting the medication or raising the dosage.
                • Might not be a good choice if you have liver disease.
                • Makes you urinate more often.
                • Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
                • It can increase the risk of gout attacks in people with poor kidney function or a history of gout.
                • People with a sulfa allergy may be allergic to Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)).
                • You need to take Tenormin (atenolol) on an empty stomach.
                • 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 it might not go away for others.
                • Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure unless you have heart disease. However, your doctor could add it to other medicines you're already if your blood pressure is still too high.
                • You can't miss or skip doses. If you stop Tenormin (atenolol) suddenly, it can cause your blood pressure to go up really quickly, raising your risk of heart attack and stroke.
                • Tenormin (atenolol) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
                • Up to 10% of people can get a dry cough while using 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.
                • Zestril (lisinopril) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant.
                • Doesn't work as well in people of African descent, and can cause a greater chance of face, tongue, or lip swelling.
                • Taking a beta blocker can make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some this may not go away.
                • It's not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease.
                • Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
                • You can't miss doses. Stopping Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up quickly, which increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.
                • Has a lot of side effects compared to other blood pressure-lowering medicine because it works in the brain.
                • The pill form can make some people sleepy, dizzy, and have dry mouth.
                • You can't miss doses. Stopping Clonidine suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
                • This isn't a first choice medication to lower blood pressure.
                • You can't stop taking it suddenly, or else you're more likely to have a heart attack or other problems with your heart.
                Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
                PrazosinLosartanBetapaceCoregNorvaschydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XLCatapresBisoprolol
                • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
                • Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea.
                • Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects.
                • If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
                • Recheck your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine.
                • 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.
                Coming soon
                • Take it with food.
                • 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.
                • Can cause fatigue and erectile dysfunction.
                • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
                • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
                • 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.
                • Interacts with the cholesterol medicine Simvastatin.
                • Can cause ankle or foot swelling.
                • Can cause gum overgrowth. Ask your dentist to check for this side effect.
                • Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) starts working in about 2 hours.
                • It makes you urinate more often, so don't take it at bedtime.
                • 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 tiredness or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
                • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
                • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Raises good cholesterol.
                • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
                • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
                • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing in your eyes or skin.
                • Can cause dizziness the first few days you're taking it.
                • Check your blood pressure about 1 week after starting Zestril (lisinopril), and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
                • Let your doctor know about any dizziness, tiredness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
                • You'll need to have blood tests done to check your kidney function.
                • Don't take Zestril (lisinopril) if you're pregnant.
                • Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) cause dizziness in the first few days.
                • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine and let your doctor know if it hasn't improved.
                • It can make you feel tired or give you headaches.
                • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar, so be careful taking this if you have diabetes.
                • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
                • This is the extended-release version, but it also comes in an immediate-release form, metoprolol tartrate.
                • Usually taken together with other medicines for better blood pressure control.
                • Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and dry mouth.
                • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
                • If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
                • The weekly patch form can have fewer side effects.
                • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
                • Extended release tablet also used to treat ADHD.
                • Zebeta (Bisoprolol) can make you feel dizzy the first few days you take it, so be careful driving and quickly standing up until you know how your body reacts to it.
                • Don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.
                • If you have diabetes, Zebeta (Bisoprolol) can make it difficult to tell if your blood sugar is low.
                • Can cause headache, fatigue, and make you more likely to get colds or the flu.
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