Compare Coreg vs. Lopressor HCT

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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.

3.5/ 5 average rating with 406 reviewsforCoreg
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.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • 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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Reviews
406 reviews so far
53%
saidit'sworth it
46%
saiditworked well
18%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    6%
  • Bradycardia
    2%
  • Postural hypotension
    2%
  • Insomnia
    2%
  • Diarrhea
    2%
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The Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Worsened chest pain; increased risk of heart attack and heart rhythm problems
    • Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)
  • Slowing of the heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Worsening heart failure
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Increasing the dose of Coreg (Carvedilol)
  • Masked symptoms of low blood sugar
    • Diabetes
  • Increased risks during surgery
    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
  • Masked symptoms of overactive thyroid
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  • Heart problems
    • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
  • Trouble breathing (bronchospastic disease)
    • History of asthma
  • Low blood sugar unawareness
    • History of diabetes
  • Low heart rate (bradycardia)
    • Age 65 years or older
    • Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
    • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergies
  • Gout
    • History of gout
    • Current kidney problems
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