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Amlodipine Besylate vs Hydralazine Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 100

This is personalized comparison of Amlodipine Besylate vs Hydralazine Hydrochloride for a female aged 100. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 19,033 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Hydralazine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 330 users) has active ingredients of hydralazine hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 991 female patients aged 95 who take the same drugs are studied in Amlodipine Besylate vs Hydralazine Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female95blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Amlodipine Besylate amlodipine besylateApotex
Hydralazine Hydrochloride hydralazine hydrochlorideAscot

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 95 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Amlodipine Besylate (Apotex)Hydralazine Hydrochloride (Ascot)

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Amlodipine Besylate (Apotex)Hydralazine Hydrochloride (Ascot)
FallMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)Cardiogenic Shock (inadequate circulation of blood)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Drug IneffectivePleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Asthenia (weakness)Acute Circulatory Failure (shock)
Confusional StateDermatitis Nos (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)
PneumoniaAcute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
DizzinessHypertension Nos (high blood pressure)
Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessAngina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Amlodipine Besylate (Apotex)Hydralazine Hydrochloride (Ascot)
Platelet Count DecreasedAngina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)Loss Of Consciousness
Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters)Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
PneumoniaAcute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
Purpura (purplish discoloration of the skin)Nasal Congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels)
AsthmaBradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Hyperuricaemia (level of uric acid in the blood that is abnormally high)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Loss Of ConsciousnessRespiratory Depression (respiration has a rate below 12 breaths)
Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Amlodipine Besylate0.00%5.88%64.71%23.53%5.88%
Hydralazine Hydrochloride0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Amlodipine Besylate (amlodipine besylate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Hydralazine Hydrochloride (hydralazine hydrochloride) 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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