WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF LOPRESSOR HCT® (METOPROLOL TARTRATE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE) TABLETS?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Stop using Lopressor HCT® (metoprolol tartrate and hydrochlorothiazide) Tablets and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- Eye pain, vision problems
- Swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion
- Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet
- Feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed
- Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, extreme thirst, headache, confusion, hallucinations, seizure (convulsions)
- Increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle pain or weakness or limp feeling
- Urinating less than usual or not at all
- Fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash
- Upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
Less serious side effects may include:
- Diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach
- Dizziness, spinning sensation
- Sore throat, body aches
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears.
This is not a complete list of all side effects; others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about any side effects you may experience. You may report side effects to Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC at 1-866-982-5438.
Taking Other Medicines:
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you light-headed.
Many drugs can interact with Lopressor HCT. Tell you doctor if you are using any of the following but please be aware that this is only a partial list and many other drugs may interact with Lopressor HCT as well:
- Insulin or oral diabetes medication
- Colestipol (Colestid) or cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran)
- Theophylline (Elixophyline, Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theo-Dur, Uniphyl and others)
- Steroids (prednisone and others)
- HIV or AIDS medicines such as ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra)
- An antidepressant such as bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), fluoxetine (Prozac), or paroxetine (Paxil)
- An antibiotic such as rifampin (Rifadin, Rifamiate, Rimactane) or terbinafine (Lamasil)
- Anti-malaria medication such as hydroxychloroquine (Plaqueril)
- Medicine to treat psychiatric or mood disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), lithium (Lithobid), or thioridazine (Mellaril)
- NSAID’s such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indometacin (Indocin), meloxican (Mobic)
- Other heart of blood pressure medications such as clonidine (Catapres), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), reserpine, or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan)
Tell your doctors about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin and herbal products. Do not start a new medicine without telling your doctor about all the medications you are taking.
Signs and symptoms associated with overdosage with Lopressor are bradycardia, hypotension, bronchospasm and cardiac failure.
The most prominent feature of overdosage of hydrochlorothiazide is acute loss of fluid and electrolytes.
There is no specific antidote for overdosage of Lopressor HCT. Seek emergency medical help.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.