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Cozaar vs Dyrenium - 50MG for a male patient aged 68

Summary: 3,505 male patients aged 68 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Cozaar vs Dyrenium - 50MG for a male aged 68. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.


What are the drugs

Cozaar (latest outcomes from 26,352 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Dyrenium - 50mg (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of triamterene. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Heart rate increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, asthma. (latest reports from 39,708 Heart rate increased patients)

On Mar, 6, 2015: 3,505 male patients aged 63 who take the same drugs are studied in Cozaar vs Dyrenium - 50MG

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male63High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Cozaar losartan potassiumMerck
Dyrenium - 50MG triamterenenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 63 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Cozaar (Merck)Dyrenium - 50MG
Heart Rate Increased2.53%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cozaar (Merck)Dyrenium - 50MG
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight Increased
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Weight Decreased
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Muscle Weakness
DizzinessFace Oedema
Chest PainBlindness Transient
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Deafness Transitory
Cardiac Failure CongestiveTendon Disorder Nos
DiarrhoeaOedema Lower Limb
Pyrexia (fever)Drug Toxicity Nos
Asthenia (weakness)Optic Nerve Injury Nos

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)Dyrenium - 50MG
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedPalpitations
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Asthenia (weakness)
Blood Myoglobin Increased
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
Bone Marrow Depression (decreased ability or inability of the bone marrow to produce blood cells)
Headache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Erection Problems

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Dyrenium - 50MG0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

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On eHealthMe, Cozaar (losartan potassium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Dyrenium - 50mg (triamterene) 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:

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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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