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Fosinopril Sodium vs Lisinopril, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Fosinopril Sodium vs Lisinopril for a female aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Fosinopril sodium (latest outcomes from 3,411 users) has active ingredients of fosinopril sodium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Lisinopril (latest outcomes from 99,058 users) has active ingredients of lisinopril. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 25, 2014: 11,227 female patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in Fosinopril Sodium vs Lisinopril

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female60High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Fosinopril Sodium fosinopril sodiumTeva
Lisinopril lisinoprilPar Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 60 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Fosinopril Sodium (Teva)Lisinopril (Par Pharm)
Fosinopril Sodium

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Fosinopril Sodium (Teva)Lisinopril (Par Pharm)
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)Dizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Vomiting
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Headache (pain in head)
Chest PainChest Pain
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Pain
DizzinessAsthenia (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)
Fosinopril Sodium (Teva)Lisinopril (Par Pharm)
Malignant Neoplasm Progression (cancer tumour came back)Depression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Chest PainHypertension (high blood pressure)
Shortness Of BreathCardiac Disorder
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dry MouthCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Stomatitis (inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth)Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
Aphonia (inability to produce voice)Emotional Distress
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Fosinopril Sodium0.00%8.33%33.33%33.33%25.00%

Comments from or about the patient:

I take fosinopril sodium 40 mg but my refill perscription says lisinopril 20 mg whats the difference ?

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Fosinopril Sodium (fosinopril sodium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Lisinopril (lisinopril) 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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