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Atenolol vs Metoprolol Succinate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 75

This is personalized comparison of Atenolol vs Metoprolol Succinate for a male aged 75. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Atenolol (latest outcomes from 82,675 users) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Metoprolol succinate (latest outcomes from 18,010 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol succinate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 27, 2014: 13,882 male patients aged 72 who take the same drugs are studied in Atenolol vs Metoprolol Succinate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male72Hypertension

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Atenolol atenololSandoz
Metoprolol Succinate metoprolol succinateSandoz

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 72 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atenolol (Sandoz)Metoprolol Succinate (Sandoz)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Chest PainAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Asthenia (weakness)
Pyrexia (fever)Drug Ineffective
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Diarrhoea

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atenolol (Sandoz)Metoprolol Succinate (Sandoz)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PneumoniaDiarrhoea
DizzinessDizziness
Sinus Bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)Chest Pain
Vertigo PositionalBradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Atenolol2.18%9.17%37.12%39.74%11.79%
Metoprolol Succinate1.68%12.29%40.22%34.64%11.17%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Atenolol (atenolol) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Metoprolol Succinate (metoprolol succinate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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