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Bisoprolol Fumarate vs Metoprolol Succinate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 59

This is personalized comparison of Bisoprolol Fumarate vs Metoprolol Succinate for a male aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Bisoprolol fumarate (latest outcomes from 15,992 users) has active ingredients of bisoprolol fumarate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Metoprolol succinate (latest outcomes from 18,025 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol succinate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Memory impairment (latest reports from 62,109 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 5,641 male patients aged 54 who take the same drugs are studied in Bisoprolol Fumarate vs Metoprolol Succinate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male54Hypertension

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Bisoprolol Fumarate bisoprolol fumaratenot specified
Metoprolol Succinate metoprolol succinateKv Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 54 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Bisoprolol FumarateMetoprolol Succinate (Kv Pharm)
Memory Impairment0.36%2.04%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Bisoprolol FumarateMetoprolol Succinate (Kv Pharm)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Chest Pain
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Dizziness
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)Headache (pain in head)
Asthenia (weakness)Pain
Pyrexia (fever)Hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Bisoprolol FumarateMetoprolol Succinate (Kv Pharm)
Erectile DysfunctionLightheadedness - Dizzy (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness)
Sinus Bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Atrioventricular Block Complete (heart block complete)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)Pneumonia
Psychomotor Retardation (motor mental retardation)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Apnea - Sleep Apnea Syndrome (disorder in which have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while sleep)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)Cough
Sinus Arrest (sinus pause)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Pain ExacerbatedDrug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Bisoprolol Fumarate0.00%9.09%53.03%31.82%6.06%
Metoprolol Succinate2.50%11.50%48.00%30.00%8.00%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Bisoprolol Fumarate (bisoprolol fumarate) 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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