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Metoprolol Tartrate vs Synthroid, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 54

This is personalized comparison of Metoprolol Tartrate vs Synthroid for a female aged 54. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Metoprolol tartrate (latest outcomes from 40,394 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,720 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

On Jul, 11, 2014: 24,843 female patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Metoprolol Tartrate vs Synthroid

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female51Drug Interaction

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Metoprolol Tartrate metoprolol tartrateTeva
Synthroid levothyroxine sodiumAbbott

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 51 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Metoprolol Tartrate (Teva)Synthroid (Abbott)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Headache (pain in head)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Drug Ineffective
PainChest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessWeight Increased
Headache (pain in head)Dizziness
DiarrhoeaVomiting
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Asthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Metoprolol Tartrate (Teva)Synthroid (Abbott)
Shortness Of BreathFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
ConfusionHeadache (pain in head)
Pain In JawNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Sudden ForgetfulnessDepression
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)
Leg SwellingConstipation
DepressionDizziness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Metoprolol Tartrate1.54%13.51%40.93%32.05%11.97%
Synthroid2.89%16.06%29.63%33.76%17.66%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) is often used to treat hypothyroidism. 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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