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Clonidine Hydrochloride vs Exforge vs Metoprolol Tartrate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 51

This is personalized comparison of Clonidine Hydrochloride vs Exforge vs Metoprolol Tartrate for a male aged 51. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Clonidine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 1,549 users) has active ingredients of clonidine hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Exforge (latest outcomes from 4,581 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate; valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

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

On Aug, 14, 2014: 3,544 male patients aged 46 who take the same drugs are studied in Clonidine Hydrochloride vs Exforge vs Metoprolol Tartrate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Clonidine Hydrochloride clonidine hydrochlorideActavis Elizabeth
Exforge amlodipine besylate; valsartanNovartis
Metoprolol Tartrate metoprolol tartrateCaraco

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 46 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Clonidine Hydrochloride (Actavis Elizabeth)Exforge (Novartis)Metoprolol Tartrate (Caraco)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Large Intestine Perforation (hole in large intestine)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall)Chest Pain
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
AnxietyBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedPyrexia (fever)
DizzinessOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainHeadache (pain in head)Vomiting
DepressionHypertension (high blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Dizziness
Weight DecreasedMemory ImpairmentDrug Ineffective

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Clonidine Hydrochloride (Actavis Elizabeth)Exforge (Novartis)Metoprolol Tartrate (Caraco)
Headache (pain in head)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Nervousness
Optic Neuritis Retrobulbar (a form of optic neuritis in which the optic nerve, which is at the back of the eye, becomes inflamed)Bone And Joint PainShortness Of Breath
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage)Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs
Scotoma (an area of diminished vision within the visual field)PainLightheadedness - Fainting (a common and often unpleasant sensation feeling that one may be about to faint)
Pain In ExtremityMemory ImpairmentCerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
AnxietyTonic Seizures (all the muscles to suddenly become stiff)Depression
Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)Anaemia (lack of blood)Intracranial Aneurysm (bulging, weak area in the wall of a cranial artery)
Delirium (wild excitement)Lethargy (tiredness)Chest Pain
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)Pruritus Genital (uneasy irritation of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area)
Somnambulism (sleep walking)Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Clonidine Hydrochloride3.85%11.54%46.15%11.54%26.92%
Metoprolol Tartrate1.38%17.93%35.86%33.79%11.03%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Clonidine Hydrochloride (clonidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Exforge (amlodipine besylate; valsartan) 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.

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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