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Atenolol vs Omeprazole, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 71

This is personalized comparison of Atenolol vs Omeprazole for a male aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Atenolol (latest outcomes from 82,698 users) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,674 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

What is the symptom

Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function) (latest reports from 39,952 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia, osteoporosis, depression.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 18,940 male patients aged 69 who take the same drugs are studied in Atenolol vs Omeprazole

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male69Heartburn

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Atenolol atenololMylan
Omeprazole omeprazoleSandoz

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 69 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Atenolol (Mylan)Omeprazole (Sandoz)
Myopathy0.63%0.26%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atenolol (Mylan)Omeprazole (Sandoz)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pyrexia (fever)
DizzinessNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Asthenia (weakness)
Chest PainRenal 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)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Asthenia (weakness)Diarrhoea
Pyrexia (fever)Drug Ineffective

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atenolol (Mylan)Omeprazole (Sandoz)
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Chest Pain
DizzinessHypocalcaemia (levels of calcium in blood serum are abnormally low)
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Dizziness
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Headache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dizziness Aggravated
Vertigo PositionalSepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection)Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
Peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs)Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
Megacolon (a very dilated colon)Diarrhoea

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Atenolol2.00%7.71%38.00%42.57%9.71%
Omeprazole2.12%14.07%21.58%46.82%15.41%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Atenolol (atenolol) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Omeprazole (omeprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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