Atenolol vs Metoprolol Tartrate

Atenolol
(Rx)
Metoprolol Tartrate
(Rx)
Atenolol is a cardiovascular medication (beta blocker).
Metoprolol Tartrate is a cardiovascular medication (beta blocker).
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.4
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.4
Concern level
1.8
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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July 15, 1988
December 21, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
41,066 Discussions
1,343 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Tachycardia
#4 for Palpitations
#5 for PVC's
#6 for A Fib
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Chest Pain
#9 for Heart Attack
#10 for Graves
#11 for Shaking
#12 for Angina
#13 for POTS
Atenolol is prescribed for High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Tachycardia, Palpitations and PVC's and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for A Fib, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
Metoprolol Tartrate is prescribed for High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack and Tachycardia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for A Fib, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ate
Depression
9
Weight Gain
6
Weight Loss
5
Insomnia
4
Asthma
4
Weakness
4
Cough
4
Nausea
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Hair Loss
2
Met
Aldosteronism
8
Tumors
7
Depression
6
Weight Gain
4
Shortness of Breath
4
Nausea
3
Hair Loss
3
Insomnia
3
Cough
3
Weakness
3
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Depression
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9
6
Weight Gain
Ate
Met
6
4
Weight Loss
Ate
Met
5
0
Insomnia
Ate
Met
4
3
Asthma
Ate
Met
4
0
Weakness
Ate
Met
4
3
Cough
Ate
Met
4
3
Nausea
Ate
Met
4
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ate
Met
4
0
Hair Loss
Ate
Met
2
3
Aldosteronism
Met
Ate
8
0
Tumors
Met
Ate
7
0
Depression
Met
Ate
6
9
Weight Gain
Met
Ate
4
6
Shortness of Breath
Met
Ate
4
0
Nausea
Met
Ate
3
4
Hair Loss
Met
Ate
3
2
Insomnia
Met
Ate
3
4
Cough
Met
Ate
3
4
Weakness
Met
Ate
3
4
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Metoprolol Tartrate during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Atenolol and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Metoprolol Tartrate and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Solution: 5 mg/10 mL
Tablet: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg
Cartridge: 5 mg/5 mL
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Syringe: 5 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid orange juice or discuss with your doctor because orange juice may decrease drug absorption.
Should be taking the same way every time either with food or on empty stomach because food may alter drug absorption.
Ingredients
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Atenolol
Metoprolol Tartrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Atenolol and Metoprolol Tartrate: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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