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Review: could Metoprolol tartrate cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Metoprolol tartrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 38,380 people who have side effects while taking Metoprolol tartrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,230 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Metoprolol tartrate

Metoprolol tartrate (latest outcomes from 40,264 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,689 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 38,322 people reported to have side effects when taking Metoprolol tartrate. Among them, 1,373 people (3.58%) have Headache. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,203,208 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Metoprolol tartrate reports

Time on Metoprolol tartrate when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache32.81%31.25%6.25%9.38%12.50%7.81%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Headache59.73%40.27%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%0.57%1.95%3.91%12.04%24.41%57.12%

Severity of Headache when taking Metoprolol tartrate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache8.00%56.00%28.00%8.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (254 people, 18.50%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (93 people, 6.77%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (79 people, 5.75%)
  4. Pain (61 people, 4.44%)
  5. Depression (58 people, 4.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (374 people, 27.24%)
  2. Lisinopril (224 people, 16.31%)
  3. Lipitor (180 people, 13.11%)
  4. Furosemide (135 people, 9.83%)
  5. Simvastatin (131 people, 9.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • which one of these drugs can be causing my severe nausea and headache. Getting worse the longer I am taking the drugs.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • very seldom had headaches before heart attack and now have bad headaches every day. The new meds I'm taking are Lisinopril 10 mg 1/2 tab at breakfast, glucotrol 5 mg 1 at breakfast and metoprolol tartrate 25 mg 1/2 tab twice a day.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • The only time the pain is partially releaved is lying in a prone position with heat on my posterior neck and the back of my head. The pain strats in my shoulders and neck and radiates up the back of my head.

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