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Simvastatin vs Lantus vs Victoza vs Metformin Hydrochloride vs Avapro, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 57

This is personalized comparison of Simvastatin vs Lantus vs Victoza vs Metformin Hydrochloride vs Avapro for a male aged 57. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,790 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Lantus (latest outcomes from 50,268 users) has active ingredients of insulin glargine recombinant. It is often used in diabetes.

Victoza (latest outcomes from 12,221 users) has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in diabetes.

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,600 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Avapro (latest outcomes from 11,951 users) has active ingredients of irbesartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Chest Pain (latest reports from 929,153 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Sep, 8, 2014: 27,692 male patients aged 56 who take the same drugs are studied in Simvastatin vs Lantus vs Victoza vs Metformin Hydrochloride vs Avapro

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male56Diabetes Mellitus

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Simvastatin simvastatinnot specified
Lantus insulin glargine recombinantnot specified
Victoza liraglutidenot specified
Metformin Hydrochloride metformin hydrochloridenot specified
Avapro irbesartannot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 56 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

SimvastatinLantusVictozaMetformin HydrochlorideAvapro
Chest Pain9.74%6.36%0.62%6.82%5.75%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
SimvastatinLantusVictozaMetformin HydrochlorideAvapro
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Blood Glucose IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Glucose IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Weight DecreasedVomitingWeight DecreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Glucose DecreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Chest PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)DiarrhoeaDrug IneffectiveHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug IneffectiveWeight DecreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)DiarrhoeaDrug Ineffective
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Abdominal Pain UpperCardiac Failure CongestiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)DizzinessPancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)VomitingAsthenia (weakness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
SimvastatinLantusVictozaMetformin HydrochlorideAvapro
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Low Back PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Neck Stiffness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)PainMuscle Aches (muscle pain)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Diarrhoea
Myalgia (muscle pain)DizzinessStomach UpsetHypertension (high blood pressure)Muscle Atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedAcute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Muscle Cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction)Atherosclerosis (disorder of the arteries)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Erectile DysfunctionHeart InjuryHypertension (high blood pressure)Type 2 Diabetes MellitusMuscle Cramps Aggravated (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction)
DepressionHypoglycaemic Seizure (low blood sugar)Tongue Black Hairy (a condition of the tongue where the filiform papillae elongate with black colour)Ischaemic Stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)Back Pain
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)AnxietyStomach PainCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Fatty Liver
Chest PainRash (redness)Type 2 DiabetesErectile DysfunctionSimvastatin
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Arteriosclerosis (thickening and hardening of arteries)Kidney SmallChest PainPancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
Asthenia (weakness)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Liver InjuryHernia (hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Simvastatin0.74%12.94%36.62%39.71%10.00%
Lantus2.17%9.78%42.39%35.87%9.78%
Victoza3.45%20.69%41.38%24.14%10.34%
Metformin Hydrochloride1.35%17.72%40.99%30.93%9.01%
Avapro0.00%12.90%34.41%38.71%13.98%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Simvastatin (simvastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Lantus (insulin glargine recombinant) is often used to treat diabetes. Victoza (liraglutide) is often used to treat diabetes. Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin hydrochloride) is often used to treat diabetes. Avapro (irbesartan) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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