Review: could Metoprolol tartrate cause Headache?
Summary: 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 High blood pressure.
We study 38,528 people who have side effects while taking Metoprolol tartrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,374 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Metoprolol tartrate has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 40,443 Metoprolol tartrate users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,234 Headache patients)
On Jan, 28, 2015: 38,528 people reported to have side effects when taking Metoprolol tartrate. Among them, 1,374 people (3.57%) have Headache.
Time on Metoprolol tartrate when people have Headache * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Headache when taking Metoprolol tartrate * :
Age of people who have Headache when taking Metoprolol tartrate * :
Severity of Headache when taking Metoprolol tartrate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headache ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (254 people, 18.49%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (93 people, 6.77%)
- Atrial fibrillation (79 people, 5.75%)
- Pain (61 people, 4.44%)
- Depression (58 people, 4.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (374 people, 27.22%)
- Lisinopril (224 people, 16.30%)
- Lipitor (180 people, 13.10%)
- Furosemide (135 people, 9.83%)
- Simvastatin (131 people, 9.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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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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