Ischemic Heart Disease: Following abrupt cessation of therapy with certain beta-blocking agents, exacerbations of angina pectoris and, in some cases, myocardial infarction have occurred. When discontinuing chronically administered DUTOPROL, particularly in patients with ischemic heart disease, the dosage should be gradually reduced over a period of 1–2 weeks and the patient should be carefully monitored. If angina markedly worsens or acute coronary insufficiency develops, DUTOPROL or beta-blocking agent administration should be reinstated promptly, at least temporarily, and other measures appropriate for the management of unstable angina should be taken. Patients should be warned against interruption or discontinuation of therapy without the physician’s advice. Because coronary artery disease is common and may be unrecognized, it may be prudent not to discontinue DUTOPROL therapy abruptly even in patients treated only for hypertension.
(metoprolol succinate extended release/hydrochlorothiazide)
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DUTOPROL™ (metoprolol succinate extended release/hydrochlorothiazide) combines a beta1-selective (cardioselective) adrenoceptor blocking agent and a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide.
DUTOPROL is indicated for the management of hypertension. The fixed-dose combination is not indicated for initial therapy (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).
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Published Studies Related to Dutoprol (Metoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide)
Factorial antihypertensive study of an extended-release metoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide combination. [2006.12]
BACKGROUND: To attain goal blood pressure (BP), many hypertensive patients require combination antihypertensive therapy. Thiazide diuretic/beta-blocker regimens lower BP, and clinical studies indicate that they reduce the risk for cardiovascular consequences of hypertension. Fixed-dose combination tablets can simplify multidrug treatment regimens... CONCLUSIONS: Extended-release metoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide is an effective antihypertensive combination that offers additive antihypertensive contributions from both components.
Blood pressure and aortic elastic properties--verapamil SR/trandolapril compared to a metoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide combination therapy. [1998.08]
The effects of 2 fixed antihypertensive combination drugs on blood pressure and aortic elastic properties were compared in 2 parallel groups. Twenty-six patients for 6 months received a calcium antagonist plus ACE inhibitor (verapamil SR 180 mg/trandolapril 1 mg (Vera/Tran)) and 25 patients a beta-adrenoceptor antagonist plus diuretic (metoprolol 100 mg/hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg (Meto/HCTZ))...
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