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Diovan vs Norvasc for a female patient aged 72

Summary: 19,310 female patients aged 72 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Diovan vs Norvasc for a female aged 72. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,536 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Norvasc (latest outcomes from 80,505 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,292 Itching patients)

On Mar, 26, 2015: 19,310 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
Itching2.36%2.03%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diovan (Novartis)Norvasc
NauseaNausea
FatigueDyspnoea
DyspnoeaFatigue
DizzinessOedema Peripheral
HeadacheFall
HypertensionAsthenia
AstheniaChest Pain
DiarrhoeaDizziness
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Blood Pressure IncreasedPyrexia

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 AcuteFall
VomitingDizziness
DyspnoeaOedema Peripheral
Myocardial InfarctionMyocardial Infarction
Oedema PeripheralCerebrovascular Accident
HypertensionPain In Extremity
NauseaDrug Hypersensitivity
Interstitial Lung DiseasePain
Renal FailureFatigue
Chest PainMalignant Neoplasm Progression

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diovan0.99%15.84%39.60%28.71%14.85%
Norvasc1.81%21.69%41.57%28.01%6.93%

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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. 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:

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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