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Diovan vs Micardis, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 48

This is personalized comparison of Diovan vs Micardis for a male aged 48. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,522 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Micardis (latest outcomes from 16,255 users) has active ingredients of telmisartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 1,704 male patients aged 43 who take the same drugs are studied in Diovan vs Micardis

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male43High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Diovan valsartanNovartis
Micardis telmisartanBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 43 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diovan (Novartis)Micardis (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Chest PainDiarrhoea
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
DizzinessThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Headache (pain in head)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Loss Of Consciousness
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Headache (pain in head)
PainGlaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diovan (Novartis)Micardis (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Headache (pain in head)Muscle Pain (muscle pain)
Erythema (redness of the skin)Heart Rate Irregular
Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Confusional State
Prostate CancerAmnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
Depressed MoodPain
Loss Of ConsciousnessMusculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)
CoughConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Dizziness
Heart Rate IncreasedPanic Disorder

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Diovan (valsartan) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Micardis (telmisartan) 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:

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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