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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 82,707 users) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Metoprolol succinate (latest outcomes from 18,022 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol succinate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Oct, 30, 2014: 13,907 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)
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Low Platelet Count (decrease of platelets in blood)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Sinus Bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)Diarrhoea
DizzinessBradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
PneumoniaChest Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dizziness
Vertigo PositionalDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Atenolol2.10%8.82%35.71%42.02%11.34%
Metoprolol Succinate1.60%11.70%39.36%35.11%12.23%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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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:

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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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