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Enalapril Maleate vs Lotrel, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 47

This is personalized comparison of Enalapril Maleate vs Lotrel for a male aged 47. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Enalapril maleate (latest outcomes from 25,796 users) has active ingredients of enalapril maleate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Lotrel (latest outcomes from 9,555 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate; benazepril hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Nov, 18, 2014: 1,537 male patients aged 42 who take the same drugs are studied in Enalapril Maleate vs Lotrel

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male42blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Enalapril Maleate enalapril maleateSandoz
Lotrel amlodipine besylate; benazepril hydrochlorideNovartis

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 42 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Enalapril Maleate (Sandoz)Lotrel (Novartis)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
Chest PainDepression
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Anxiety
Headache (pain in head)Back Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)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)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Headache (pain in head)
Blood Glucose IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Asthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Enalapril Maleate (Sandoz)Lotrel (Novartis)
Swelling FaceMuscle Pain (muscle pain)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Memory Loss
Cardiac ArrestSciatica (a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve)
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Hypokalaemia (low potassium)
Skin UlcerSwelling Face
Joint Sprain (an injury to joint surrounding flexible fibres)Blood Testosterone Decreased
Cardiomegaly (increased size of heart than normal)Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Angiopathy (generic term for a disease of the blood vessels)Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel)
Rash (redness)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Enalapril Maleate0.00%15.15%36.36%36.36%12.12%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Enalapril Maleate (enalapril maleate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Lotrel (amlodipine besylate; benazepril hydrochloride) 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:

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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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