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Losartan vs Metoprolol Tartrate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 90

This is personalized comparison of Losartan vs Metoprolol Tartrate for a male aged 90. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,945 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Metoprolol tartrate (latest outcomes from 40,368 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Aug, 10, 2014: 2,087 male patients aged 87 who take the same drugs are studied in Losartan vs Metoprolol Tartrate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male87Atrial Fibrillation

Drugs to compare:

Losartan losartan potassiumTeva Pharms
Metoprolol Tartrate metoprolol tartrateSandoz

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 87 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Metoprolol Tartrate (Sandoz)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedFall
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)International Normalised Ratio Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Metoprolol Tartrate (Sandoz)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Bradyarrhythmia (heart slowness)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Condition AggravatedDizziness
Blood Ph DecreasedSyncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Asthenia (weakness)
Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)Anxiety
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Carotid Artery Occlusion (artery blockage)Confusion
Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)Condition Aggravated

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Metoprolol Tartrate5.26%1.75%63.16%21.05%8.77%

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On eHealthMe, Losartan (losartan potassium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate) 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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