Metoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

Name: Metoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Metoprolol/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets?

  • If you have an allergy to metoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide, or any other part of this medicine (metoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide tablets).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Certain types of abnormal heartbeats called heart block or sick-sinus syndrome, heart failure (weak heart), low blood pressure, poor blood flow to the arms or legs, or a slow heartbeat.
  • If you have kidney problems.
  • If you are not able to pass urine.
  • If you are taking dofetilide.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (metoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

How is this medicine (Metoprolol/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets) best taken?

Use this medicine (metoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Keep taking this medicine as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • This medicine may cause you to pass urine more often. To keep from having sleep problems, try to take before 6 pm.
  • Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
  • If you take cholestyramine or colestipol, talk with your pharmacist about how to take them with this medicine (metoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide tablets).
  • Take with or right after a meal.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
  • Signs of fluid and electrolyte problems like mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, a heartbeat that does not feel normal, very bad dizziness or passing out, fast heartbeat, more thirst, seizures, feeling very tired or weak, not hungry, unable to pass urine or change in the amount of urine produced, dry mouth, dry eyes, or very bad upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in how much urine is passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
  • A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
  • Chest pain or pressure.
  • Feeling cold.
  • Slow heartbeat.
  • Low mood (depression).
  • Memory problems or loss.
  • Restlessness.
  • Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
  • Change in color of skin to a bluish color like on the lips, nail beds, fingers, or toes.
  • This medicine can cause certain eye problems. If left untreated, this can lead to lasting eyesight loss. If eye problems happen, signs like change in eyesight or eye pain most often happen within hours to weeks of starting this medicine. Call your doctor right away if you have these signs.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

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