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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.

What are the drugs

Diltiazem hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 6,553 users) has active ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Metoprolol succinate (latest outcomes from 18,022 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol succinate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What are the symptoms

Sight disability (difficulty to see) (latest reports from 112 patients) has been reported by people with arthritis, gout, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure.

Dizziness (latest reports from 1,294,614 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

Pain in limb (latest reports from 36,907 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure.

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,545,192 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 8,595 female patients aged 82 who take the same drugs 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%
Dizziness11.07%15.05%
Pain In Limb1.18%0.66%
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness5.75%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
Foot, Leg, And Ankle SwellingOsteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
Shortness Of BreathConfusion
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Anxiety
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Depression
FallGait Disturbance
DizzinessCoagulopathy (blood's ability to clot is impaired)
Sinoatrial BlockDizziness
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Pain
Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)Cardiac Disorder
Oesophageal Varices Haemorrhage (bleeding from extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower third of the oesophagus)Sleeping Difficulty (difficult sleeping)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diltiazem Hydrochloride0.00%20.00%64.29%14.29%1.43%
Metoprolol Succinate4.84%27.42%37.10%27.42%3.23%

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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.

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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