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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: 12/6/2016
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
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