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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.

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On Jan, 30, 2014: 3,523 people are studied in Clonidine Hydrochloride vs Exforge vs Metoprolol Tartrate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male46Hypertension

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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)Depression
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 PainCerebrovascular 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)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage)Chest Pain
Scotoma (an area of diminished vision within the visual field)PainIntracranial Aneurysm (bulging, weak area in the wall of a cranial artery)
Pain In ExtremityMemory ImpairmentRespiratory Distress (difficulty in breathing)
AnxietyTonic Seizures (all the muscles to suddenly become stiff)Respiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)Anaemia (lack of blood)Skin Induration (an abnormally hard spot or area on the skin)
Delirium (wild excitement)Lethargy (tiredness)Pruritus Genital (uneasy irritation of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area)
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)Skin Tightness
Somnambulism (sleep walking)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

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)Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall)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)Large Intestine Perforation (hole in large intestine)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)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
AnxietyFlushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Pyrexia (fever)
DizzinessOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainHeadache (pain in head)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DepressionMemory ImpairmentVomiting
Pyrexia (fever)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Dizziness
Weight DecreasedHypertension (high blood pressure)Headache (pain in head)

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)
Optic Neuritis Retrobulbar (a form of optic neuritis in which the optic nerve, which is at the back of the eye, becomes inflamed)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Erectile Dysfunction
Headache (pain in head)Lichen Planus (an inflammatory skin condition, characterized by an itchy, non-infectious rash)Cerebrovascular 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)
ConstipationPruritus (severe itching of the skin)Depression
IrritabilityParkinson's DiseasePanic Attack
Scotoma (an area of diminished vision within the visual field)Bone And Joint PainIntracranial Aneurysm (bulging, weak area in the wall of a cranial artery)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage)Palpitations Aggravated (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
Pain In ExtremityPainChest Pain
Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)Lethargy (tiredness)Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs
AnxietyTonic Seizures (all the muscles to suddenly become stiff)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Drug InteractionAnaemia (lack of blood)Aortic Aneurysm (enlargement of an aortic artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall)

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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.

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