Compare Lopressor HCT vs. Exforge

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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.

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  • 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.
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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.
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Dosage forms
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Side effects
The Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Exforge (Amlodipine / Valsartan) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • 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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