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Metoprolol Tartrate vs Amlodipine Besylate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 80

This is personalized comparison of Metoprolol Tartrate vs Amlodipine Besylate for a male aged 80. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Metoprolol tartrate (latest outcomes from 40,402 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 19,054 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) (latest reports from 181,414 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 16,172 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:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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 Weakness7.69%6.69%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Metoprolol TartrateAmlodipine Besylate
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Drug Ineffective
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
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)
DiarrhoeaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
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
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
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)
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Interstitial Lung Disease
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Diarrhoea
Erectile DysfunctionChest Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Cardiac Failure Congestive

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Metoprolol Tartrate5.65%17.74%37.90%33.06%5.65%
Amlodipine Besylate1.13%15.82%33.33%40.11%9.60%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

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.

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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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