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Metoprolol Tartrate vs Atenolol, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Metoprolol Tartrate vs Atenolol for a male aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

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

Atenolol (latest outcomes from 82,675 users) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 24, 2014: 13,763 male patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in Metoprolol Tartrate vs Atenolol

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male60Stable angina

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Metoprolol Tartrate metoprolol tartrateTeva Pharms
Atenolol atenololMutual Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Metoprolol Tartrate (Teva Pharms)Atenolol (Mutual Pharm)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Chest PainChest Pain
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Drug Ineffective
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)
Pyrexia (fever)Dizziness
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Metoprolol Tartrate (Teva Pharms)Atenolol (Mutual Pharm)
Erectile DysfunctionDepression
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Herpes Simplex Antibody Positive
Central Sleep Apnea (the effort to breathe is diminished in sleep)Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Erectile Dysfunction
DizzinessChest Pain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
ConstipationAnxiety
Breathing DifficultyInfection
Shortness Of BreathFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Metoprolol Tartrate0.91%15.11%38.07%38.97%6.95%
Atenolol0.94%15.99%44.51%31.66%6.90%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Atenolol (atenolol) 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:

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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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