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Review: Metoprolol Tartrate and Clonidine

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Metoprolol Tartrate and Clonidine. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,203 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Apr, 1, 2014: 1,203 people who reported to have interactions when taking Metoprolol Tartrate, Clonidine are studied

Trend of Metoprolol Tartrate, Clonidine's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (5473274)

Drug combinations in study:
- Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate)
- Clonidine (clonidine)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Metoprolol Tartrate, Clonidine:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety1,203
Pain930
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)822
Asthenia (weakness)705
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)627
Injury574
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)510
Emotional Distress464
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)452
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)414

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Metoprolol Tartrate, Clonidine:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Orthostatic Hypotension (a medical condition consisting of a sudden decrease in blood pressure when a person stands up)16
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)12
Presyncope12
Asthenia (weakness)9
Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)6
Lip Swelling6
Eye Swelling6
Dizziness6
Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)6
Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)6

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Metoprolol Tartrate0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%
Clonidine0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension
  2. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  3. Pain
  4. Angiogram
  5. Multiple myeloma

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Heparin sodium injection
  2. Lopressor
  3. Magnevist
  4. Aspirin
  5. Lisinopril

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Clonidine (clonidine) 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Had cervical neck surgery on C2 thru C4 in February 2011. Left hand got numb about a year later. A local neurologist said I had carpal tunnel and I was operated on in April 2013. No improvement. Had additional neck surgery on C2-C4 in June 2013. No improvement. Could amlodipine besylate 10mg 1/day be causing the problem?

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • My 73 year old father in law takes all of these medications and he is not doing well. He has severe dementia that has come on in the last 6-8weeks. Each week he seems to be doing worse. He had gallbladder surgery September 1st, and has lost 65 pounds. At first, I thought he just wasn't feeling well due to the gallbladder surgery. On his birthday, 10-28 I realized something was very wrong. We have been going to doctors since and haven't gotten any real answers. I am concerned that he takes so many blood pressure medicines. What is clonidine used for? He takes .2 mg three times a day. He barely speaks is very weak, and has to be fed. We had an MRI and brain scan done. The neurologist we saw thinks it's frontal lobe dementia or that he may have fell and hit his head, he did not think it was a stroke. My question is if it's dementia wouldn't we have noticed over time. My father in law was sharp as a tack...no signs of memory loss at all. At first we thought he might have had a slight stroke but as time has gone on it seems to be something much worse. Any help. ideas, suggestions are appreciated. We are waiting to see another neurologist. Thank You!

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    Margaret Boardman on Mar, 11, 2012:

    hi, i have recently gone thru problems w/ drug interactions. most pharmacists and doctors are unaware of MOST interactions that can cause severe probs. for instance, Tylenol can cause hypertension!! who would have thought?

    i grilled my brother, (PHD pharmacist)then took his info and went on line and was able to teach him a thing or two!!

    my b/p has been controlled on 2 meds for quite sometime, but high doses. atenelol at high doses can cause HTN! as well as severe panic disorders! other drugs, and this is not all, can cause HTN, like ibuprofen (fluid retention) vicodin, lorazepam w/ prilosec, antidepressants Like wellbutrin, most of the things i was taking was keeping my b/p way up!! what i did was go on line and read as many articles as i could by Googleing the med name along w/ a symptom, like, omeprezole and hypertension, or lorazepepam with another med, etc, i kept this up until i got enough info to put it all together and came up w/ my own resolution, then discussed it w/ my brother and doc. i am now on fewer meds and lower doses and am much better!!

    NEVER quit a med cold turkey! discuss weaning of all non essentials, one at a time. good luck. ALL meds are essentially poison and should be last resort. most mds and many pharmacists don't know much about multiple meds taken together. research and educate them. be proactive in your own health. it saved my life. RN, retired

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    Karen on Jul, 2, 2012:

    my mom has had the same - was as bright as a button and then suddenly confused and this has got worse - gp is crap - what has happened with your father - im worried that i am losing my mom - yesterday she slept all day had problems eating and drinking as she couldnt hold the cup and kept falling asleep
    would love to know what has happened with your dad
    karen

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    Cathy on Oct, 30, 2012:

    I am just on my journey learning about these medications. My mother (85) is on many of these, and since she started Dilitiazem, is when many of her problems began. Then more meds to treat the side effects. From what I have found out is Dilitiazem was never intended for long term use, and will cause white matter in the brain, which is essentially dimentia. Which they have diagnosed her with. I believe this medication has created this problem. Dilitiazem also causes rash, dizziness and swelling which she also has, again with additional meds to treat these side effects. And yes, working with a doctor to reduce these medications.

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    Lucy on Nov, 13, 2012:

    My husband as well as a friends husband had been taking propecia/finastride for prostate. My husband has suffered severe memory loss in short time, the other man is not even and disabled from medication, he can't even remember where his lives, this drug has some good for prostate, but is my opinion is more harmful, and should be pulled from shelf, I hope you find the answer, let me know. Lucy

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    yumishi on Nov, 20, 2012:

    Hi ,
    About your 73 year old father in law, Statines can cause dementia like symptoms(side effect) and severe muscle damage it also can cuase kidney and liver faillure !!! So first quit this poison and recommend also to quit all medication for a while(only maybe the one or two he really needs) ...people need cholesterol but nowadays they are overmedicating everyone and people get medication for all negative side affects caused by the medication .Best thing is start from scratch ...see if there is any improvement and then look if and what he really needs . For now it is very likely medicines are doing more wrong then good ...read everything on the internet you can about statines (just type statines dangerous !!) and all the other pills your dad is getting .....think your father in law is victim of overmedication and especially from statines ...people over 50 donĀ“t need statines they are doing more wrong then good !!! (almost lost my husband by the poisoning effect of statines !!

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    frank on Jan, 30, 2013:

    I was on Allopurinol 300 for about 5 years. My doctor took me off about a year ago. I have just been told that I have bladder cancer. Seems more & more cases are coming up?

    Reply

    annonymous on Feb, 20, 2013:

    Is the man drinking any water? If he's not hydrated, memory loss and Dementia symptoms could occur.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • i go to sleep at night and my hand numbness wakes me up and my knee caps and calves are tight been to the er they say anxiety but when i walk around symptoms clear up believe it was the metoprolol but just want to make sure and also feel iching lets me know that i had a allergic reaction to something.and what to do and how long does it take to wear off if so.

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