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Norvasc vs Plendil, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 70

This is personalized comparison of Norvasc vs Plendil for a male aged 70. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Norvasc (latest outcomes from 80,451 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Plendil (latest outcomes from 4,034 users) has active ingredients of felodipine. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 9, 2014: 13,915 male patients aged 65 who take the same drugs are studied in Norvasc vs Plendil

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male65Hypertension

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Norvasc amlodipine besylatePfizer
Plendil felodipineAstrazeneca

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)
Norvasc (Pfizer)Plendil (Astrazeneca)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)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)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Chest PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Drug IneffectiveDizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Condition AggravatedDrug Ineffective

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Norvasc (Pfizer)Plendil (Astrazeneca)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Nightmare (unpleasant dream)
DizzinessHallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
PainFall
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Pneumonia
Chest PainBreast Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)
ConstipationInfusion Related Reaction
Hoarseness (changing voice)Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Aphthous Stomatitis (mouth ulcer)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Norvasc0.76%12.37%56.18%25.80%4.89%
Plendil0.00%9.38%43.75%40.62%6.25%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Plendil (felodipine) 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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