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Cozaar vs Altace, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Cozaar vs Altace for a male aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Cozaar (latest outcomes from 26,339 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Altace (latest outcomes from 17,171 users) has active ingredients of ramipril. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Sep, 7, 2014: 7,224 male patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Cozaar vs Altace

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male58high blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cozaar losartan potassiumMerck
Altace ramiprilKing Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 58 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cozaar (Merck)Altace (King Pharms)
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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Drug IneffectiveHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dizziness
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Diarrhoea
Cardiac Failure CongestiveCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cozaar (Merck)Altace (King Pharms)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Atherosclerosis (disorder of the arteries)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusChest Pain
Ischaemic Stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Erectile DysfunctionHypertension (high blood pressure)
High Blood PressureDepression
AnxietyDizziness
InjuryErectile Dysfunction

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cozaar3.37%14.42%41.35%36.06%4.81%
Altace1.24%15.53%33.54%38.51%11.18%

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On eHealthMe, Cozaar (losartan potassium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Altace (ramipril) 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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