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Benicar vs Diovan, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 62

This is personalized comparison of Benicar vs Diovan for a male aged 62. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Benicar (latest outcomes from 13,741 users) has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,515 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 21, 2014: 5,217 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 (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Asthenia (weakness)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Chest Pain
Hypertension (high blood pressure)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)
BenicarDiovan
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Itching ScarPain
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Pneumonia
Weight DecreasedDepression
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Anxiety
DiarrhoeaPyrexia (fever)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)
Drug IneffectiveWeight Increased
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benicar0.00%11.76%35.29%38.24%14.71%
Diovan1.20%16.87%36.14%36.14%9.64%

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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:

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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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