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Benicar vs Diovan for a male patient aged 63

Summary: 5,240 male patients aged 63 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Benicar vs Diovan for a male aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Benicar (latest outcomes from 13,759 users) has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,537 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Apr, 25, 2015: 5,240 male patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Benicar vs Diovan

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male58High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Benicar olmesartan medoxomilnot specified
Diovan valsartannot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 58 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BenicarDiovan
DizzinessDyspnoea
Drug IneffectiveDizziness
FatigueMyocardial Infarction
DyspnoeaNausea
HeadacheHypertension
NauseaPyrexia
HypotensionAsthenia
PruritusFatigue
FlushingChest Pain
HypertensionDrug 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)
BenicarDiovan
DizzinessDyspnoea
Itching ScarOedema Peripheral
Renal FailurePain
HypotensionPneumonia
Weight DecreasedCerebral Infarction
DehydrationPyrexia
DiarrhoeaDepression
SyncopeAnxiety
Drug IneffectiveWeight Increased
Angina PectorisHypotension

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benicar0.00%13.45%35.29%37.82%13.45%
Diovan1.41%16.20%38.03%33.10%11.27%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Diovan (valsartan) 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:

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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