Review: could Metoprolol Tartrate cause Headache?


Headache is found among people who take Metoprolol Tartrate, 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 38,423 people who have side effects while taking Metoprolol tartrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,233 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Metoprolol Tartrate

Metoprolol tartrate has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Metoprolol tartrate 39,455 users)


Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 191,732 Headache patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

38,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Metoprolol Tartrate.
Among them, 1,233 people (3.21%) have Headache

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metoprolol tartrate cause Headache?

Time on Metoprolol Tartrate when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 32.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.31 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.07 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.07 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.62 %
  • 10+ years: 1.72 %

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

  • female: 60.17 %
  • male: 39.83 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.58 %
  • 20-29: 2.41 %
  • 30-39: 3.66 %
  • 40-49: 12.13 %
  • 50-59: 24.06 %
  • 60+: 56.98 %

Severity if Headache when taking Metoprolol Tartrate **:

  • least: 7.69 %
  • moderate: 57.69 %
  • severe: 23.08 %
  • most severe: 11.54 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (246 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (93 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (78 people)
  • Depression (66 people)
  • Pain (64 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (288 people)
  • Lisinopril (222 people)
  • Lipitor (165 people)
  • Simvastatin (129 people)
  • Furosemide (123 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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