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Carvedilol vs Viagra, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Carvedilol vs Viagra for a male aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Carvedilol (latest outcomes from 19,645 users) has active ingredients of carvedilol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Viagra (latest outcomes from 35,068 users) has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems.

On Nov, 15, 2014: 7,687 male patients aged 53 who take the same drugs are studied in Carvedilol vs Viagra

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male53High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Carvedilol carvedilolActavis Elizabeth
Viagra sildenafil citratenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 53 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Carvedilol (Actavis Elizabeth)Viagra

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Carvedilol (Actavis Elizabeth)Viagra
Cardiac Failure CongestiveDrug Ineffective
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)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)Chest Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache Nos (pain in head)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Erectile Dysfunction
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Vasodilatation (widening of blood vessels resulting from relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls)
Asthenia (weakness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Chest PainPain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Carvedilol (Actavis Elizabeth)Viagra
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Optic Ischaemic Neuropathy (optic nerve damage due to lack of blood supply)
Elevated MoodBlindness Unilateral
Pain ExacerbatedDrug Ineffective
AngerTinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Chest PainBlindness
StressVision Blurred
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cyanopsia (defect of vision in which objects appear tinged with blue)
Erectile DysfunctionHypertension (high blood pressure)
Abdominal DiscomfortVisual Disturbance
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Carvedilol (carvedilol) 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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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