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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.

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What are the drugs

Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,500 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Micardis (latest outcomes from 16,242 users) has active ingredients of telmisartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Apr, 26, 2014: 1,692 male patients aged 43 who take the drugs are studied in Diovan vs Micardis

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male43High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
DizzinessHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Headache (pain in head)Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Loss Of Consciousness
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)
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)Heart Rate Irregular
Erythema (redness of the skin)Anxiety
Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Confusional State
DepressionAmnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
Prostate CancerPain
Loss Of ConsciousnessMusculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
CoughDizziness
Depressed MoodPanic Disorder
Heart Rate IncreasedRoad Traffic Accident

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diovan0.00%12.07%29.31%43.10%15.52%
Micardis4.00%16.00%44.00%32.00%4.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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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.

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