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Coreg vs Cimetidine, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 68

This is personalized comparison of Coreg vs Cimetidine for a male aged 68. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Coreg (latest outcomes from 23,777 users) has active ingredients of carvedilol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Cimetidine (latest outcomes from 5,291 users) has active ingredients of cimetidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 5,171 male patients aged 64 who take the same drugs are studied in Coreg vs Cimetidine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male64HTN

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Coreg carvedilolnot specified
Cimetidine cimetidinenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 64 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CoregCimetidine
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveChest Pain
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Pyrexia (fever)
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Asthenia (weakness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Blood Urea Increased
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Anxiety
PneumoniaDyspnoea Nos (difficult or laboured respiration)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CoregCimetidine
Cardiac Failure CongestiveAplastic Anaemia (blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells)
AnxietyPancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)C-reactive Protein Increased
ConstipationRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased
Ejection Fraction Decreased (systolic heart failure)Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)
Carotid Artery Stenosis (narrowing of carotid artery)Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)
DizzinessDepressed Level Of Consciousness
Headache (pain in head)Atrial Flutter (an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Coreg2.21%16.57%38.12%33.70%9.39%
Cimetidine0.00%0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

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On eHealthMe, Coreg (carvedilol) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Cimetidine (cimetidine) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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