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Plendil vs Pravastatin Sodium vs Carvedilol vs Amlodipine Besylate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 63

This is personalized comparison of Plendil vs Pravastatin Sodium vs Carvedilol vs Amlodipine Besylate for a male aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

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

Pravastatin sodium (latest outcomes from 9,231 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Carvedilol (latest outcomes from 19,602 users) has active ingredients of carvedilol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 18,987 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Jul, 27, 2014: 18,208 male patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Plendil vs Pravastatin Sodium vs Carvedilol vs Amlodipine Besylate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male58Diabetes and high blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Plendil felodipineAstrazeneca
Pravastatin Sodium pravastatin sodiumApotex
Carvedilol carvedilolActavis Elizabeth
Amlodipine Besylate amlodipine besylateActavis Totowa

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 58 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plendil (Astrazeneca)Pravastatin Sodium (Apotex)Carvedilol (Actavis Elizabeth)Amlodipine Besylate (Actavis Totowa)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)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)Chest PainCardiac Failure CongestiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Myalgia (muscle pain)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pyrexia (fever)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Pyrexia (fever)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Chest Pain
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
DizzinessAnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Condition AggravatedAsthenia (weakness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Arthralgia (joint pain)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Drug Ineffective
PainDrug IneffectiveOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plendil (Astrazeneca)Pravastatin Sodium (Apotex)Carvedilol (Actavis Elizabeth)Amlodipine Besylate (Actavis Totowa)
FallMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel)Hypertension (high blood pressure)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)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)Chest PainCardiac Failure CongestiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nightmare (unpleasant dream)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)Abdominal DiscomfortType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
DiarrhoeaBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate)AnxietyIschaemic Stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Erectile DysfunctionEjection Fraction Decreased (systolic heart failure)Atherosclerosis (disorder of the arteries)
Lower Respiratory Tract InfectionFallHeadache (pain in head)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)DepressionCarotid Artery Stenosis (narrowing of carotid artery)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Infusion Related ReactionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)ConstipationDiarrhoea
Aphthous Stomatitis (mouth ulcer)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedAbdominal Pain UpperInsomnia (sleeplessness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Plendil0.00%5.26%63.16%21.05%10.53%
Pravastatin Sodium2.31%10.00%47.69%31.54%8.46%
Carvedilol2.94%10.00%30.59%45.29%11.18%
Amlodipine Besylate3.03%16.78%40.79%29.37%10.02%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Plendil (felodipine) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Pravastatin Sodium (pravastatin sodium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Carvedilol (carvedilol) 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.

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