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Benicar Hct vs Hyzaar, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 50

This is personalized comparison of Benicar Hct vs Hyzaar for a female aged 50. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Benicar hct (latest outcomes from 618 users) has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide; olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Hyzaar (latest outcomes from 10,995 users) has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide; losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 27, 2014: 681 female patients aged 46 who take the same drugs are studied in Benicar Hct vs Hyzaar

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female46High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Benicar Hct hydrochlorothiazide; olmesartan medoxomilDaiichi Sankyo
Hyzaar hydrochlorothiazide; losartan potassiumMerck

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 46 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Benicar Hct (Daiichi Sankyo)Hyzaar (Merck)
CoughNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
FeverWeight Increased
Pain - KneeHeadache (pain in head)
Pain - ShoulderVomiting
Acne (skin problems that cause pimples)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedDrug Ineffective
Dry MouthPain In Extremity
Food InteractionChest Pain
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Pain
Blood Pressure IncreasedAsthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Benicar Hct (Daiichi Sankyo)Hyzaar (Merck)
CoughRectal Spasm (rectum muscle contraction)
FeverPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Pain - ShoulderHeadache (pain in head)
Pain - KneeDizziness
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Hair ThinningShort-term Memory Loss
Dry MouthAngioneurotic Oedema (swelling that occurs just beneath the surface of the skin or mucous membranes)
Numbness And Tingling (unusual prickling sensations)Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
DepressionAbdominal Pain Upper
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)Urge Incontinence (urinary incontinence)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Benicar Hct2.04%6.12%28.57%48.98%14.29%

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On eHealthMe, Benicar Hct (hydrochlorothiazide; olmesartan medoxomil) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Hyzaar (hydrochlorothiazide; losartan potassium) 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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