Compare Diovan HCT vs. Dutoprol

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Lowers blood pressure.

Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.

3.7/ 5 average rating with 412 reviewsforDiovan HCT
Lowers blood pressure.

Dutoprol (Metoprolol Succinate / Hydrochlorothiazide) helps lower blood pressure by working in two different ways in your body. It's good for stubbornly high blood pressure.

Upsides
  • Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
  • The two drugs in Diovan HCT work together to lower blood pressure and remove extra water from your body.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
  • Not the first choice to lower blood pressure.
  • Brand only, can be more expensive.
  • Can make you urinate more often and feel out of breath during physical activities, which may not go away.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
  • Forgetting to take the medicine or stopping it suddenly can cause a heart attack.
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Reviews
412 reviews so far
63%
saidit'sworth it
52%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
2possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    6%
  • Common cold
    2%
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5possible side effects
  • Nasopharyngitis
    3%
  • Fatigue
    3%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Any side effect
    3%
  • Back pain
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Unusual tongue swelling
    • African descent
  • Acute kidney failure
    • History of kidney disease
  • Worsening lupus
    • History of lupus
  • Increased lithium in the body
    • Taking lithium
  • Acute nearsightedness or glaucoma
    • Allergies to penicillin or sulfonamides
  • Gout
    • History of gout
    • Current kidney problems
  • Liver damage
    • History of liver disease
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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
  • Gout
    • History of gout
    • Current kidney problems
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