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Metoprolol Tartrate vs Amlodipine Besylate for a male patient aged 81

Summary: 16,193 male patients aged 81 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Metoprolol Tartrate vs Amlodipine Besylate for a male aged 81. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Metoprolol tartrate (latest outcomes from 40,488 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 19,124 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 182,307 Muscle weakness patients)

On Apr, 25, 2015: 16,193 male patients aged 75 who take the same drugs are studied in Metoprolol Tartrate vs Amlodipine Besylate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male75High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Metoprolol Tartrate metoprolol tartratenot specified
Amlodipine Besylate amlodipine besylatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 75 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Metoprolol TartrateAmlodipine Besylate
Muscle Weakness7.74%6.70%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Metoprolol TartrateAmlodipine Besylate
HypotensionDrug Ineffective
Atrial FibrillationDyspnoea
Myocardial InfarctionNausea
DizzinessRenal Failure Acute
NauseaMyocardial Infarction
Chest PainDizziness
Cardiac Failure CongestiveCondition Aggravated

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 TartrateAmlodipine Besylate
HypotensionOedema Peripheral
Acute Myocardial InfarctionRenal Failure Acute
Myocardial InfarctionInterstitial Lung Disease
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction
DyspnoeaChest Pain
Renal Failure AcuteCardiac Failure Congestive
Blood Creatinine IncreasedAtrial Fibrillation

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Metoprolol Tartrate6.54%16.82%39.25%30.84%6.54%
Amlodipine Besylate1.39%18.75%34.03%34.03%11.81%

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On eHealthMe, Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Amlodipine Besylate (amlodipine besylate) 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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