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Losartan vs Atacand, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 52

This is personalized comparison of Losartan vs Atacand for a male aged 52. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Losartan (latest outcomes from 14,015 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Atacand (latest outcomes from 15,223 users) has active ingredients of candesartan cilexetil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Stomach pain (latest reports from 621,171 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, depression.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 2,535 male patients aged 49 who take the same drugs are studied in Losartan vs Atacand

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male49Blood Pressure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Losartan losartan potassiumTeva Pharms
Atacand candesartan cilexetilAstrazeneca

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 49 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Losartan (Teva Pharms)Atacand (Astrazeneca)
Stomach pain1.78%2.34%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Atacand (Astrazeneca)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Pyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Chest PainDizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Blood Glucose IncreasedArthralgia (joint pain)
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Atacand (Astrazeneca)
Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PneumoniaArthropathy
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Heat Exhaustion (dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
CoughTendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
Sweating Increased (excess sweating)Chest Pain
Night Sweats (sweating in night)Prostate Cancer
Heart InjuryVomiting

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Losartan1.69%14.04%30.34%47.19%6.74%
Atacand1.43%11.43%47.14%35.71%4.29%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Losartan (losartan potassium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) 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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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