Review: could Metoprolol Succinate cause Headache?


Headache is found among people who take Metoprolol Succinate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 17,483 people who have side effects while taking Metoprolol succinate from FDA and social media. Among them, 622 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Metoprolol Succinate

Metoprolol succinate has active ingredients of metoprolol succinate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Metoprolol succinate 18,902 users)


Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, chest pain (latest reports from 209,297 Headache patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

17,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Metoprolol Succinate.
Among them, 622 people (3.56%) have Headache

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metoprolol succinate cause Headache?

Time on Metoprolol Succinate when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 29.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.69 %
  • 10+ years: 9.38 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Metoprolol Succinate *:

  • female: 62.32 %
  • male: 37.68 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Metoprolol Succinate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.99 %
  • 30-39: 4.18 %
  • 40-49: 16.14 %
  • 50-59: 22.91 %
  • 60+: 54.78 %

Severity if Headache when taking Metoprolol Succinate **:

  • least: 9.09 %
  • moderate: 68.18 %
  • severe: 18.18 %
  • most severe: 4.55 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 21.05 %
  • not yet: 78.95 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (156 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (38 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (35 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (34 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (33 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (122 people)
  • Omeprazole (77 people)
  • Lisinopril (73 people)
  • Simvastatin (61 people)
  • Furosemide (57 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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