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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]
Inform patients that they may need blood tests to monitor their serum electrolytes. [See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Acute Myopia And Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Instruct patients that hypersensitivity reactions to DUTOPROL may occur. [See CONTRAINDICATIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/3/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Dutoprol Information
- Dutoprol Drug Interactions Center: metoprolol su-hydrochlorothiaz oral
- Dutoprol Side Effects Center
- Dutoprol FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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