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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.

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On Jan, 27, 2014: 13,827 people 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)Diarrhoea
Drug InteractionSyncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
PneumoniaChest Pain
Sinus Bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dizziness
DizzinessDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Vertigo PositionalBack Pain

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

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)Diarrhoea
ConfusionSyncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Drug InteractionChest Pain
Sinus Bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
DizzinessDizziness
Panic AttackDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Abnormal DreamsAbdominal Pain Upper

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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.

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