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Losartan vs Lisinopril, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 69

This is personalized comparison of Losartan vs Lisinopril for a male aged 69. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Losartan (latest outcomes from 14,007 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Lisinopril (latest outcomes from 99,080 users) has active ingredients of lisinopril. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 16,016 male patients aged 65 who take the same drugs are studied in Losartan vs Lisinopril

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male65High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Losartan losartan potassiumTeva Pharms
Lisinopril lisinoprilPar Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 65 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Lisinopril (Par Pharm)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Chest PainDrug Ineffective
Cardiac Failure CongestiveDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Pyrexia (fever)Asthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Chest Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Lisinopril (Par Pharm)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedAngioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)
Hoarseness (changing voice)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
Blood Myoglobin IncreasedCough
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Stomach Upset
CoughDiarrhoea
Back PainDepression
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters)Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Fall
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Chest Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Losartan1.70%15.91%39.49%35.23%7.67%
Lisinopril2.77%15.81%38.74%31.75%10.94%

Comments from or about the patient:

lisinopril 10mg I experienced an increased degree of erectile dysfunction

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Losartan (losartan potassium) 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.

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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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