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Losartan vs Benicar, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 53

This is personalized comparison of Losartan vs Benicar for a male aged 53. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 23, 2014: 2,358 people are studied in Losartan vs Benicar

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male49Hypertension

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Losartan losartan potassiumTeva Pharms
Benicar olmesartan medoxomilDaiichi Sankyo

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 49 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Benicar (Daiichi Sankyo)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dizziness
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Asthenia (weakness)
DizzinessDrug Ineffective
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainFlushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Asthenia (weakness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Blood Glucose IncreasedChest Pain
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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)Benicar (Daiichi Sankyo)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
PneumoniaHypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Colon Cancer Metastatic (cancer of colon spreads to other part of body)
CoughHeadache (pain in head)
Sweating Increased (excess sweating)Dysarthria (speech disorder)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Depression
Heart InjuryCough
Cardiac ArrestParkinson's Disease
Hepatic Failure (liver failure)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood)Dizziness

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan (Teva Pharms)Benicar (Daiichi Sankyo)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dizziness
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)
DizzinessDrug Ineffective
Pyrexia (fever)Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Asthenia (weakness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Blood Glucose IncreasedChest Pain
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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)Benicar (Daiichi Sankyo)
Erectile DysfunctionColon Cancer Metastatic (cancer of colon spreads to other part of body)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
PneumoniaHypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Rash Erythematous (redness of the skin)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Heart InjuryHeadache (pain in head)
CoughDysarthria (speech disorder)
ConstipationDizziness
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Diabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)
High Blood Cholesterol And TriglyceridesGout (uric acid crystals building up in the body)

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On eHealthMe, Losartan (losartan potassium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) 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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