Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that keeps your body from engrossing an excessive amount of salt, which can bring about liquid maintenance.
Metoprolol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers influence the heart and dissemination (blood move through corridors and veins).
Hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is a blend prescription used to treat (hypertension).
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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop);
blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
low potassium--constipation, numbness or tingling, tiredness, muscle weakness, slow heart rate, fainting; or
low levels of sodium in the body--headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady.
Common side effects may include:
tired feeling; or
stuffy nose, sore throat.
The recommended starting dose of DUTOPROL (metoprolol succinate extended release and hydrochlorothiazide) is 25 mg/12.5 mg taken orally once daily with or without food. Depending on the blood pressure response, the dose may be titrated at intervals of 2 weeks to a maximum recommended dose of 200 mg/25 mg (two DUTOPROL 100 mg/12.5 mg tablets) once daily. For specific advice on blood pressure goals, see published guidelines, such as those of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program’s Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC).