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Atenolol vs Nitroglycerin vs Zocor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 34

This is personalized comparison of Atenolol vs Nitroglycerin vs Zocor for a male aged 34. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Atenolol (latest outcomes from 82,721 users) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Nitroglycerin (latest outcomes from 24,158 users) has active ingredients of nitroglycerin. It is often used in chest pain.

Zocor (latest outcomes from 61,445 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 1,330 male patients aged 29 who take the same drugs are studied in Atenolol vs Nitroglycerin vs Zocor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Atenolol atenololnot specified
Nitroglycerin nitroglycerinnot specified
Zocor simvastatinnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 29 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pyrexia (fever)Chest PainBlood Cholesterol Increased
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Urinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)Chest Pain
Blood Creatinine IncreasedSuicidal IdeationHypertension (high blood pressure)
Chest PainDysarthria (speech disorder)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
OverdoseNeck PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)Depression
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Drug IneffectiveSleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Breath SoundsRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Rectal Bleeding (bleeding from rectum)Tachypnoea (condition of rapid breathing over 20 per minute)
Difficulty In WalkingAbdominal Pain
Platelet DisorderPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Skin - DryRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Rosacea (a skin condition that causes facial redness)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Blood Cholesterol AbnormalRadiculopathy Nos (a set of conditions in which one or more nerves is affected and does not work properly)
Cold Weather And Itchy SkinBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
DepressionMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Atenolol (atenolol) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Nitroglycerin (nitroglycerin) is often used to treat chest pain. Zocor (simvastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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