Lopressor Hct

(Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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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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Quick facts about Lopressor HCT
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (metoprolol tartrate / hydrochlorothiazide)

Upsides

  • 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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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine controls your blood pressure to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide) removes extra water from your body and the beta blocker (metoprolol) lowers your heart rate.

Quick facts about Lopressor HCT
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (metoprolol tartrate / hydrochlorothiazide)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
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Side effect rates for Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Risks and Warnings for Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Sudden discontinuation of medicine

    Stopping Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) suddenly can cause irregular fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation to your heart and increase your risk of chest pain or heart attack. Work with your doctor to gradually reduce your dose if you would like to stop taking Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide).

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

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Pharmacist Q&A

Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This combination medication treats hypertension (high blood pressure).

Who is this drug for?

This combination medication treats hypertension (high blood pressure).

Common concerns from people taking Lopressor Hct (Metoprolol Tartrate / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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Food
  • Take after meals.
Kidneys and liver
  • Check your blood pressure and kidney function one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.