November 24, 2015
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Avoid Abrupt Discontinuation

Advise patients to take DUTOPROL regularly and continuously, as directed. If a dose is missed, instruct the patient to take only the next scheduled dose (without doubling the dose). Instruct patients not to interrupt or discontinue DUTOPROL without consulting a healthcare provider. [See BOXED WARNING and WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].


Inform patients that beta adrenergic blockers can cause bronchospasm and to inform their healthcare providers if they start to wheeze or have difficulty breathing.[See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]

Electrolyte Changes

Inform patients that they may need blood tests to monitor their serum electrolytes. [See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Acute Myopia And Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Inform patients to report decreased visual acuity or ocular pain and to stop DUTOPROL and contact their healthcare provider right away if these symptoms occur. [See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Hypersensitivity Reaction

Instruct patients that hypersensitivity reactions to DUTOPROL may occur. [See CONTRAINDICATIONS].

Lithium Toxicity

Instruct patients to inform other doctors that they are taking a diuretic. [See DRUG INTERACTIONS].

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/3/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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