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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.

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On Jan, 24, 2014: 13,686 people 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
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)Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Central Sleep Apnea (the effort to breathe is diminished in sleep)Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
DizzinessAnxiety
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)
ConstipationInfection
Breathing DifficultyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Sleep DisorderAcute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)

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)
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)Dizziness
Pyrexia (fever)Asthenia (weakness)
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
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Herpes Simplex Antibody Positive
DizzinessArrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Central Sleep Apnea (the effort to breathe is diminished in sleep)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
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)Chest Pain
Shortness Of BreathCoronary 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)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Anxiety
Muscle Pain (muscle pain)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
ConstipationAcute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)

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