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Plavix vs Isosorbide Mononitrate vs Levothyroxine Sodium vs Metoprolol Tartrate vs Pravastatin Sodium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 60

This is personalized comparison of Plavix vs Isosorbide Mononitrate vs Levothyroxine Sodium vs Metoprolol Tartrate vs Pravastatin Sodium for a male aged 60. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Plavix (latest outcomes from 69,430 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots.

Isosorbide mononitrate (latest outcomes from 10,476 users) has active ingredients of isosorbide mononitrate. It is often used in angina.

Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 70,120 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Metoprolol tartrate (latest outcomes from 40,420 users) has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Pravastatin sodium (latest outcomes from 9,285 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

What are the symptoms

Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness 198,203 patients)

Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Rash 150,227 patients)

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Back pain 105,943 patients)

On Oct, 31, 2014: 19,602 male patients aged 55 who take the same drugs are studied in Plavix vs Isosorbide Mononitrate vs Levothyroxine Sodium vs Metoprolol Tartrate vs Pravastatin Sodium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male55Heart attack

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Plavix clopidogrel bisulfatenot specified
Isosorbide Mononitrate isosorbide mononitrateActavis Elizabeth
Levothyroxine Sodium levothyroxine sodiumGenpharm
Metoprolol Tartrate metoprolol tartrateCaraco
Pravastatin Sodium pravastatin sodiumApotex

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 55 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

PlavixIsosorbide Mononitrate (Actavis Elizabeth)Levothyroxine Sodium (Genpharm)Metoprolol Tartrate (Caraco)Pravastatin Sodium (Apotex)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness4.38%5.73%6.95%6.25%4.48%
Eyes Swollen4.38%5.73%6.95%6.25%4.48%
Rash5.60%4.00%5.00%4.44%4.62%
Back Pain4.46%4.06%4.63%5.17%4.69%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PlavixIsosorbide Mononitrate (Actavis Elizabeth)Levothyroxine Sodium (Genpharm)Metoprolol Tartrate (Caraco)Pravastatin Sodium (Apotex)
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)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)
Chest PainChest PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cardiac Failure CongestiveMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Chest PainChest Pain
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)DizzinessHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pyrexia (fever)
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)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Asthenia (weakness)Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
PainCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
Asthenia (weakness)DizzinessPyrexia (fever)DizzinessAnxiety
Cardiac Failure CongestiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)VomitingDrug IneffectiveDrug 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)
PlavixIsosorbide Mononitrate (Actavis Elizabeth)Levothyroxine Sodium (Genpharm)Metoprolol Tartrate (Caraco)Pravastatin Sodium (Apotex)
Lightheadedness - Dizzy (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)DepressionMyocardial 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)
DizzinessDepressionDizzinessNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate)
Erectile DysfunctionMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Erectile Dysfunction
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Chest Pain
DepressionDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Cardiac ArrestWoundTinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Chest DiscomfortBursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)
Short-term Memory LossVentricular Arrhythmia (problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat)Vision ImpairmentHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Neuropathy (damage to nerves)
Chest PainPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Hyperacusis (disorder in loudness perception)Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)Intervertebral Disc Protrusion (spinal disc protrusion)
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Lung Neoplasm (tumour of lung)Myelomalacia (softening and damage of the spinal cord due to some injury like compression by disc extrusion)DiarrhoeaCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Hypertriglyceridaemia (excess of triglycerides in the blood)Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)Disturbance In AttentionDermatitis Contact (skin reaction (dermatitis) resulting from exposure to allergens)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Plavix0.55%9.34%42.31%42.31%5.49%
Isosorbide Mononitrate6.25%18.75%43.75%18.75%12.50%
Levothyroxine Sodium1.32%13.53%30.69%39.93%14.52%
Metoprolol Tartrate1.27%11.02%38.14%36.02%13.56%
Pravastatin Sodium2.40%17.60%42.40%30.40%7.20%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) is often used to treat blood clots. Isosorbide Mononitrate (isosorbide mononitrate) is often used to treat angina. Levothyroxine Sodium (levothyroxine sodium) is often used to treat hypothyroidism. Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Pravastatin Sodium (pravastatin sodium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. 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:

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