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Doxazosin Mesylate vs Tamsulosin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 78

This is personalized comparison of Doxazosin Mesylate vs Tamsulosin for a male aged 78. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 3, 2014: 4,813 male patients aged 77 who take the drugs are studied in Doxazosin Mesylate vs Tamsulosin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male77Difficulty initiating urination

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Doxazosin Mesylate doxazosin mesylatenot specified
Tamsulosin tamsulosinnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 77 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Doxazosin MesylateTamsulosin
Dizziness5.00%9.08%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxazosin MesylateTamsulosin
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
FallHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Pneumonia
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pyrexia (fever)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Diarrhoea
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Pyrexia (fever)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Doxazosin MesylateTamsulosin
DizzinessMuscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)
Asthenia (weakness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Blood Pressure Increased
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate)Dizziness
Drug IneffectiveBradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Urinary Tract Malformation
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Adenosquamous Cell Lung Cancer (mixed cell lung cancer)
Oedema (fluid collection in tissue)Cough

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Doxazosin Mesylate0.00%20.00%41.05%36.84%2.11%
Tamsulosin3.45%27.59%41.38%24.14%3.45%

Comments from or about the patient:

Very dizzy and I would like to know which is less dizzy.

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Related topic: Difficulty initiating urination, Doxazosin Mesylate, Tamsulosin

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On eHealthMe, Doxazosin Mesylate (doxazosin mesylate) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. 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.

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