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These medications are comparable to Inderal (Propranolol) or used for similar purposes.

Inderal
(Propranolol)

Cozaar
(Losartan)

Lopressor
(Metoprolol Tartrate)

Coreg
(Carvedilol)

Norvasc
(Amlodipine)

Bystolic
(Nebivolol)

Microzide
(Hydrochlorothiazide )

Tenormin
(Atenolol)

Zestril
(Lisinopril)

Toprol Xl
(Metoprolol Succinate)

Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Inderal (Propranolol) is good for treating many heart problems and other problems in the body, but it has more side effects than other beta blockers. You can't miss doses.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.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 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.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Bystolic (Nebivolol) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine for people with heart conditions, and has fewer side effects than other beta blockers, but it's expensive. 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.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 and treating heart failure and heart attack. You can't miss doses.
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5.39Propranolol
Reviews for Inderal (Propranolol)
66%
of people (All ages) say Inderal (Propranolol) is worth it
62%
say it works well
15%
say it's a big hassle
Have you used Inderal (Propranolol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Cozaar (Losartan)
57%
9% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
48%
14% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
16%
1% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
535 reviews
Have you used Cozaar (Losartan)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate)
62%
4% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
47%
15% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
15%
Same vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
464 reviews
Have you used Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Coreg (Carvedilol)
53%
13% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
46%
16% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
18%
3% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
406 reviews
Have you used Coreg (Carvedilol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Norvasc (Amlodipine)
58%
8% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
50%
12% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
15%
Same vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
443 reviews
Have you used Norvasc (Amlodipine)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Bystolic (Nebivolol)
53%
13% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
49%
13% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
18%
3% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
154 reviews
Have you used Bystolic (Nebivolol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz))
47%
19% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
31%
31% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
16%
1% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
139 reviews
Have you used Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz))?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Tenormin (Atenolol)
58%
8% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
48%
14% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
16%
1% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
457 reviews
Have you used Tenormin (Atenolol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Zestril (Lisinopril)
61%
5% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
51%
11% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
14%
+1% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
687 reviews
Have you used Zestril (Lisinopril)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate)
60%
6% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
54%
8% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
13%
+2% vs. Inderal (Propranolol)
164 reviews
Have you used Toprol Xl (Metoprolol Succinate)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Side effects
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Fatigue 4%
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The Losartan FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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

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  • Leg or ankle swelling 1%
More Coreg side effects »
  • Swelling due to excess fluid 10%
  • Dizziness 1%
More Norvasc side effects »
  • Fatigue 4%
  • Headache 3%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Diarrhea 1%
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The Hydrochlorothiazide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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

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

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  • Abnormally slow heartbeat 9%
  • Low blood pressure 4%
  • Heart block 3%
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How it works
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
Inderal (Propranolol) 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.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.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.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.Bystolic (Nebivolol) 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.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.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.
Type of medication
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
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Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
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Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
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Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
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Antihypertensive
Calcium channel blocker
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Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Diuretic
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
Prescription only
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PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
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PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
Risk factors for serious side effects
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
  • Suddenly stopping Inderal (Propranolol)
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
  • Diabetes
  • Concurrent use of non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, digoxin or clonidine
Detailed risks & warnings »
  • Women of childbearing age
  • Concurrent liver disease
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
Detailed risks & warnings »
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
  • History of asthma
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  • Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Increasing the dose of Coreg (Carvedilol)
  • Diabetes
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
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  • Age 65 years or older
  • History of heart problems
  • Liver disease
  • History of blood vessel disease
  • History of heart failure
Detailed risks & warnings »
  • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
  • History of asthma
  • History of diabetes
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart
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  • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • History of sulfa allergies
  • History of gout
  • Current kidney problems
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  • Suddenly stopping Tenormin (Atenolol)
  • Taking calcium channel blockers
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
  • Diabetes
  • Taking clonidine
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  • Women of childbearing age
  • African descent
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
Detailed risks & warnings »
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
  • History of asthma
Detailed 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 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.

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.

Interactions
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
  • Interacts with the cholesterol medicine Simvastatin.
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Food
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
No food related info.No food related info.
  • Take it with food.
  • 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.
Kidneys and liver
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
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.
No kidneys and liver related info.
  • 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.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
No kidneys and liver related info.
Pain
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
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.
Upsides and benefits
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
  • A first-choice treatment for heart failure, heart attack, heart valve disorders, and abnormal heart rhythm.
  • Also treats and prevents many non-heart problems, such as tremors, anxiety, migraines, and liver disease symptoms.
  • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
  • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
  • Calcium channel blockers work especially well for African Americans to lower blood pressure.
  • 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.
  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Controls your heart rate to reduce work for your heart.
  • A first-line treatment for heart failure and heart attack.
  • Helps to lower blood pressure if you can't use first-choice treatments or need additional blood pressure control.
  • Many beta blockers can worsen asthma or cause headaches, but Bystolic usually doesn't because it targets the heart more specifically and causes fewer side effects.
  • 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.
  • 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 treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
  • 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.
  • Toprol XL is the extended release version of Lopressor.
  • 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.
Downsides and risks
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
  • Has more side effects than some beta blockers because it crosses into the brain and central nervous system.
  • You can't miss doses. Stopping Propranolol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • 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.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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 have to take Carvedilol with food.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not available in less expensive generic form.
  • You can't miss doses. Stopping Bystolic suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • 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.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • 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 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.
  • Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
PropranololLosartanLopressorCoregNorvascBystolicHydrochlorothiazideAtenololLisinoprilToprol XL
  • Can cause insomnia and fatigue.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
  • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
  • 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.
  • This is the immediate release version. It also comes as an extended release form: Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate).
  • 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.
  • Can cause fatigue and erectile dysfunction.
  • Take it with food.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
  • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
  • 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.
  • Can cause headache, dizziness, or feeling short of breath in the first few days.
  • If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
  • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Extended release version. Also comes in immediate release called Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate).
  • 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.
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