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Atacand vs Avapro - 75MG, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 81

This is personalized comparison of Atacand vs Avapro - 75MG for a male aged 81. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Atacand (latest outcomes from 15,217 users) has active ingredients of candesartan cilexetil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Avapro - 75mg (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of irbesartan.

On May, 14, 2014: 2,935 male patients aged 77 who take the same drugs are studied in Atacand vs Avapro - 75MG

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male77Hypertension

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Atacand candesartan cilexetilAstrazeneca
Avapro - 75MG irbesartannot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 77 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atacand (Astrazeneca)Avapro - 75MG
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure Acute
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea
Blood Creatinine IncreasedDizziness
DiarrhoeaDrug Ineffective
Anaemia (lack of blood)Dyspnoea
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Asthenia
DizzinessAnaemia
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Renal Failure
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Fatigue
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Diarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atacand (Astrazeneca)Avapro - 75MG
Cardiac Failure CongestiveRenal Failure Acute
Interstitial Lung DiseaseCough
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Muscle Weakness
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Retroperitoneal Haematoma
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Muscle Pain
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)Generalised Oedema
Chest PainNausea
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Sepsis
Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)Pleural Effusion

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Atacand3.23%9.68%32.26%48.39%6.45%
Avapro - 75MG3.33%10.00%53.33%30.00%3.33%

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On eHealthMe, Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) 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.

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