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Diovan vs Norvasc, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 71

This is personalized comparison of Diovan vs Norvasc for a female aged 71. 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 56,502 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Norvasc (latest outcomes from 80,451 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Itching (latest reports from 544,906 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Jun, 5, 2014: 19,217 female patients aged 66 who take the same drugs are studied in Diovan vs Norvasc

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female66HTN

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Diovan valsartanNovartis
Norvasc amlodipine besylatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 66 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Diovan (Novartis)Norvasc
Itching2.35%1.92%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diovan (Novartis)Norvasc
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Headache (pain in head)Fall
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Asthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Chest Pain
DiarrhoeaDizziness
Drug IneffectivePyrexia (fever)
Blood Pressure IncreasedDrug Ineffective

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)Norvasc
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Fall
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dizziness
VomitingOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
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)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Drug Hypersensitivity
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)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)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Pain In Extremity
Interstitial Lung DiseasePain
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Blood Pressure IncreasedInsomnia (sleeplessness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diovan1.61%13.71%34.68%29.84%20.16%
Norvasc1.73%20.46%39.77%30.84%7.20%

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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. Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) 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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