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Clonidine vs Metoprolol Tartrate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Clonidine vs Metoprolol Tartrate for a male aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

On Jan, 28, 2014: 4,864 people are studied in Clonidine vs Metoprolol Tartrate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male54Essential Hypertension

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Clonidine clonidinenot specified
Metoprolol Tartrate metoprolol tartrateMutual Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 54 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

ClonidineMetoprolol Tartrate (Mutual Pharm)
Death3.22%1.28%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ClonidineMetoprolol Tartrate (Mutual Pharm)
PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain
Cardiac Failure CongestiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
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)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Pyrexia (fever)
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
AnxietyAsthenia (weakness)
FallPain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ClonidineMetoprolol Tartrate (Mutual Pharm)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Chest PainInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
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)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (long lasting type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)Chest Discomfort
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue)Diarrhoea
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedRheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)

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

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

ClonidineMetoprolol Tartrate (Mutual Pharm)
Death3.12%1.24%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ClonidineMetoprolol Tartrate (Mutual Pharm)
PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain
Cardiac Failure CongestiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
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)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
VomitingPyrexia (fever)
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dizziness
AnxietyAsthenia (weakness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ClonidineMetoprolol Tartrate (Mutual Pharm)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Chest PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Erectile DysfunctionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
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)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue)Chest Discomfort
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (long lasting type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood)Diarrhoea
Libido Decreased (loss of interest in sex)Chromaturia
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Disturbance In Attention

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On eHealthMe, Clonidine (clonidine) 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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