Metoprolol vs Propranolol

Metoprolol
(Rx)
Propranolol
(Rx)
Metoprolol is a cardiovascular medication (beta blocker).
Propranolol is a cardiovascular medication (beta blocker).
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.4
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
26,543 Discussions
66,383 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for A Fib
#3 for Anxiety
#4 for Tachycardia
#5 for Palpitations
#6 for PVC's
#7 for Arrythmia
#8 for Chest Pain
#9 for Heart Attack
#10 for Migraines
#12 for Angina
#13 for Heart Failure
#14 for Shaking
Metoprolol is prescribed for High Blood Pressure, Tachycardia, Palpitations, PVC's, Arrythmia, Chest Pain and Heart Attack and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for A Fib and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Migraines
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Palpitations
#5 for Shaking
#7 for Panic
#8 for Tachycardia
#9 for Graves
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for Akathisia
#12 for PTSD
#13 for Hemangioma
Propranolol is prescribed for Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Palpitations and Shaking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Met
Shortness of Breath
5
Depression
4
Nausea
4
Weight Gain
3
Insomnia
3
Weakness
2
Weight Loss
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Hair Loss
2
Cough
2
Pro
Insomnia
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Weight Gain
3
Nausea
3
Shortness of Breath
2
Asthma
2
Weakness
2
Drowsiness
1
Weight Loss
1
Numbness
1
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Metoprolol
Met
Propranolol
Pro
Shortness of Breath
Met
Pro
5
2
Depression
Met
Pro
4
0
Nausea
Met
Pro
4
3
Weight Gain
Met
Pro
3
3
Insomnia
Met
Pro
3
4
Weakness
Met
Pro
2
2
Weight Loss
Met
Pro
2
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Pro
2
3
Hair Loss
Met
Pro
2
0
Cough
Met
Pro
2
0
Insomnia
Pro
Met
4
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Met
3
2
Weight Gain
Pro
Met
3
3
Nausea
Pro
Met
3
4
Shortness of Breath
Pro
Met
2
5
Asthma
Pro
Met
2
0
Weakness
Pro
Met
2
2
Drowsiness
Pro
Met
1
0
Weight Loss
Pro
Met
1
2
Numbness
Pro
Met
1
0
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 Propranolol 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 Metoprolol and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Propranolol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Drops, Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, 90 mg
Capsule: 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg, 160 mg
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL, 40 mg/5 mL, 1 mg/mL, 4.28 mg/mL
Drops: 80 mg/mL
Syringe: 1 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Should be taking the same way every time either with food or on empty stomach because food may alter 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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Metoprolol Tartrate , Metoprolol Succinate
Propranolol Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Metoprolol and Propranolol: 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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