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Losartan Potassium vs Amlodipine Besylate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 66

This is personalized comparison of Losartan Potassium vs Amlodipine Besylate for a male aged 66. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Losartan potassium (latest outcomes from 12,116 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 19,033 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 14,650 male patients aged 61 who take the same drugs are studied in Losartan Potassium vs Amlodipine Besylate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male61hypertnsion

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Losartan Potassium losartan potassiumnot specified
Amlodipine Besylate amlodipine besylateMylan

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 61 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Losartan PotassiumAmlodipine Besylate (Mylan)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pyrexia (fever)
Chest PainChest Pain
Cardiac Failure CongestiveAsthenia (weakness)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Drug Ineffective
DiarrhoeaOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Drug IneffectiveCondition Aggravated

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 PotassiumAmlodipine Besylate (Mylan)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Erectile Dysfunction
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedCerebrovascular 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)
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)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
VomitingBlood Creatinine Increased
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Erectile DysfunctionDizziness
Blindness CorticalPain
Asthenia (weakness)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Retinal Haemorrhage (bleeding from retina)Rash (redness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Losartan Potassium2.15%16.13%40.86%35.84%5.02%
Amlodipine Besylate1.93%12.43%55.69%26.62%3.33%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Losartan Potassium (losartan potassium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Amlodipine Besylate (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:

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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