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Lisinopril vs Norvasc, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 72

This is personalized comparison of Lisinopril 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

Lisinopril (latest outcomes from 99,102 users) has active ingredients of lisinopril. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Norvasc (latest outcomes from 80,468 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 23,491 female patients aged 67 who take the same drugs are studied in Lisinopril vs Norvasc

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female67High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lisinopril lisinoprilPar Pharm
Norvasc amlodipine besylatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 67 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lisinopril (Par Pharm)Norvasc
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fall
DiarrhoeaAsthenia (weakness)
DizzinessOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
VomitingDizziness
Drug IneffectiveChest Pain
Chest PainPyrexia (fever)
Headache (pain in head)Drug 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)
Lisinopril (Par Pharm)Norvasc
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Fall
DiarrhoeaOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Coronary 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)Dizziness
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Drug Hypersensitivity
AnxietyPain In Extremity
Blood Glucose IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Tricuspid Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)Malignant Neoplasm Progression (cancer tumour came back)
Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)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)
Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)Insomnia (sleeplessness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lisinopril1.88%10.82%34.12%39.76%13.41%
Norvasc0.61%25.38%34.25%31.50%8.26%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lisinopril (lisinopril) 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:

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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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