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Atacand vs Viagra, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 47

This is personalized comparison of Atacand vs Viagra for a male aged 47. 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 15,221 users) has active ingredients of candesartan cilexetil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Viagra (latest outcomes from 35,058 users) has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 2,989 male patients aged 43 who take the same drugs are studied in Atacand vs Viagra

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male43High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Atacand candesartan cilexetilAstrazeneca
Viagra sildenafil citratePfizer Ireland

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 43 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atacand (Astrazeneca)Viagra (Pfizer Ireland)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Drug Ineffective
Chest PainChest Pain
Pyrexia (fever)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Headache (pain in head)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Depression
DizzinessErectile Dysfunction
Arthralgia (joint pain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache Nos (pain in head)
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Anxiety

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)Viagra (Pfizer Ireland)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Blindness
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedHeadache (pain in head)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedVisual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)
Lipodystrophy Acquired (a regional loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue which usually starts in the face, extends downward acquired)Vision Blurred
Weight DecreasedBlindness Unilateral
CoughAnxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Chest Pain
Renal Artery Stenosis (narrowing of renal artery)Visual Field Defect
Hepatitis Cholestatic (flow of bile from the liver is slowed or blocked)Night Blindness (inability to see in night as day)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Atacand0.00%12.90%41.94%41.94%3.23%
Viagra3.61%13.25%30.12%28.92%24.10%

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Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is often used to treat erection problems. 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:

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