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Review: Cordarone and Lopressor

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Cordarone and Lopressor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,165 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Cordarone (latest outcomes from 11,821 users) has active ingredients of amiodarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

Lopressor (latest outcomes from 18,512 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 22, 2014: 2,165 people who take Cordarone, Lopressor are studied

Cordarone, Lopressor outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Cordarone (amiodarone hydrochloride)
- Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Cordarone is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Lopressor is effective50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal FailureRhabdomyolysisCondition AggravatedPainRenal FailureMulti-organ FailureDermatomyositisPain
PainFatigueAlopeciaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationDizzinessDisseminated Intravascular CoagulationMuscle NecrosisAtrial Fibrillation
InjuryUrinary Tract InfectionCardiac FailureSkin UlcerBradycardiaConcomitant Disease ProgressionFungal InfectionRenal Failure
AnxietyDehydrationDyspnoeaHypotensionInjuryCardiac FailureAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedAnxiety
FearDyspnoeaEczemaMusculoskeletal StiffnessPericardial EffusionOedemaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedInjury
Emotional DistressAtrial FibrillationAnxietyMuscle TightnessAngina PectorisPneumonitisRhabdomyolysisDyspnoea
Renal InjuryDizzinessLung DisorderSkin HyperpigmentationHeadacheConfusionMitral Valve IncompetenceCardiac Failure Congestive
Multi-organ FailureRenal FailureLiver Function Test AbnormalDry SkinDyspnoeaVentricular TachycardiaLeft Ventricular FailureAsthenia
DeathBradycardiaEye HaemorrhageSkin FragilityPainVentricular FibrillationElectrocardiogram AbnormalEmotional Distress
AnhedoniaVomitingGastrointestinal DisorderEcchymosisErectile DysfunctionBlood Ph IncreasedEchocardiogram AbnormalNausea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Cordarone is effective50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
29.41%
(5 of 17 people)
Lopressor is effective37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
22.22%
(4 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPain
Atrial FibrillationRenal Failure
Cardiac Failure CongestiveAtrial Fibrillation
AnxietyAnxiety
AstheniaInjury
InjuryEmotional Distress
DyspnoeaDyspnoea
Renal FailureHypotension
NauseaFear
Renal Failure AcuteNausea

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cordarone is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
25.81%
(8 of 31 people)
Lopressor is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
21.88%
(7 of 32 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pharyngolaryngeal Painn/aLiver Function Tests Nos AbnormalRenal FailureCardiogenic ShockRenal FailurePainPain
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedHepatic NecrosisAtrial FibrillationConfusional StateAtrial FibrillationRenal FailureAtrial Fibrillation
Enteritis NecroticansAcute Circulatory FailureMassHypotensionVentricular FibrillationAnxietyRenal Failure
PancytopeniaMulti-organ FailureRenal FailurePainInjuryAnxiety
Lip SwellingCardiac Failure CongestiveCardiac ArrestCardiac ArrestAtrial FibrillationInjury
Blood Pressure DecreasedCholecystitisPainArrhythmiaDyspnoeaCardiac Failure Congestive
DysphagiaCerebral IschaemiaMultiple Drug OverdoseDizzinessOedema PeripheralDyspnoea
GlossodyniaHair Growth AbnormalDyspnoeaHypertensionEmotional DistressEmotional Distress
Atrial FibrillationInfertilityCompleted SuicideHypotensionAstheniaAsthenia
InsomniaOedema PeripheralRashNauseaNausea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Cordarone (amiodarone hydrochloride) is often used to treat atrial fibrillation/flutter. Lopressor (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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