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Diltiazem Hydrochloride vs Metoprolol Succinate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 87

This is personalized comparison of Diltiazem Hydrochloride vs Metoprolol Succinate for a female aged 87. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 17, 2014: 8,578 people are studied in Diltiazem Hydrochloride vs Metoprolol Succinate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female82stabilize heartbeat

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Diltiazem Hydrochloride diltiazem hydrochloridenot specified
Metoprolol Succinate metoprolol succinatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 82 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Diltiazem HydrochlorideMetoprolol Succinate
Sight Disability0.00%0.00%
Dizziness5.85%7.84%
Pain In Limb0.59%0.33%
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness5.76%7.08%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diltiazem HydrochlorideMetoprolol Succinate
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
FallDizziness
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fall
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
Cardiac Failure CongestiveAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Vomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diltiazem HydrochlorideMetoprolol Succinate
Shortness Of BreathOsteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
Foot, Leg, And Ankle SwellingConfusion
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Anxiety
Drug InteractionCoagulopathy (blood's ability to clot is impaired)
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Depression
FallDizziness
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Gait Disturbance
DizzinessPain
Sinoatrial BlockCardiac Disorder
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Sleeping Difficulty (difficult sleeping)

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

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Diltiazem HydrochlorideMetoprolol Succinate
Sight Disability0.00%0.00%
Dizziness5.77%7.80%
Pain In Limb0.58%0.33%
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness5.72%7.05%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diltiazem HydrochlorideMetoprolol Succinate
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
FallNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fall
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
Cardiac Failure CongestiveAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Vomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diltiazem HydrochlorideMetoprolol Succinate
Shortness Of BreathDizziness
Foot, Leg, And Ankle SwellingConfusion
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Anxiety
Drug InteractionDepression
ConstipationGait Disturbance
FallCoagulopathy (blood's ability to clot is impaired)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Pain In Extremity
Sinoatrial BlockPain
DizzinessHyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Diltiazem Hydrochloride (diltiazem hydrochloride) 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.

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