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Avapro vs Diovan, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 85

This is personalized comparison of Avapro vs Diovan for a male aged 85. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Avapro (latest outcomes from 11,955 users) has active ingredients of irbesartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,523 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Nov, 12, 2014: 3,751 male patients aged 81 who take the same drugs are studied in Avapro vs Diovan

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male81High blood pressure

Drugs to compare:

Avapro irbesartannot specified
Diovan valsartannot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 81 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Fall
Drug IneffectiveDiarrhoea
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Blood Creatinine Increased
Blood Creatinine IncreasedPyrexia (fever)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pneumonia
VomitingHaemoglobin Decreased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Pneumonia
Retroperitoneal Haematoma (blood clot between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall)Interstitial Lung Disease
Anaemia (lack of blood)Cardiac Failure
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
International Normalised Ratio IncreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Generalised Oedema (swelling all over the body)Death
Subcutaneous Haematoma (collection of blood outside the blood vessels on the skin)Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)C-reactive Protein Increased
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Avapro (irbesartan) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Diovan (valsartan) 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.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

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