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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.

What are the drugs

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,968 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Benicar (latest outcomes from 13,738 users) has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 22, 2014: 2,464 male patients aged 49 who take the same drugs 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)
Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body)Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
PneumoniaColon Cancer Metastatic (cancer of colon spreads to other part of body)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Sweating Increased (excess sweating)Dizziness
Heart InjuryDysarthria (speech disorder)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Depression
CoughBlood Pressure Increased
Night Sweats (sweating in night)Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
Abdominal DistensionParkinson's Disease

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Losartan1.85%13.58%28.40%49.38%6.79%
Benicar1.23%7.41%27.16%34.57%29.63%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

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.

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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