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Losartan vs Diovan, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 73

This is personalized comparison of Losartan vs Diovan for a female aged 73. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Losartan (latest outcomes from 14,037 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,523 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the symptom

Cough Aggravated (worse cough) (latest reports from Cough Aggravated 75,573 patients)

On Oct, 13, 2014: 10,813 female patients aged 69 who take the same drugs are studied in Losartan vs Diovan

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female69High blood cholesterol and triglycerides

Drugs to compare:

Losartan losartan potassiumTeva Pharms
Diovan valsartanNovartis

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 69 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Losartan (Teva Pharms)Diovan (Novartis)
Cough Aggravated3.77%2.53%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Diovan (Novartis)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
DiarrhoeaHeadache (pain in head)
Asthenia (weakness)Blood Pressure Increased
Chest PainDiarrhoea
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
CoughHypertension (high blood pressure)

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)Diovan (Novartis)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dizziness
Arthralgia (joint pain)Diarrhoea
Heart Rate IncreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Condition AggravatedAnxiety
Panic AttackOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Irritable Bowel SyndromeChest Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Depression

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Losartan (losartan potassium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Diovan (valsartan) 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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