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Hydrochlorothiazide vs Lasix, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 68

This is personalized comparison of Hydrochlorothiazide vs Lasix for a male aged 68. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Hydrochlorothiazide (latest outcomes from 61,962 users) has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Lasix (latest outcomes from 95,320 users) has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in swelling.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 18,618 male patients aged 63 who take the same drugs are studied in Hydrochlorothiazide vs Lasix

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male63Elevated Mood

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Hydrochlorothiazide hydrochlorothiazidenot specified
Lasix furosemidenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 63 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
HydrochlorothiazideLasix
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Pyrexia (fever)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
DiarrhoeaCondition Aggravated
Chest PainAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
HydrochlorothiazideLasix
Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)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)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Hypokalaemia (low potassium)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body)Myalgia (muscle 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)Muscle Cramp (painful sensation caused by muscle contraction)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Lacunar Infarction (type of stroke)
Chest PainEpistaxis (bleed from the nose)
DizzinessProductive Cough

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Hydrochlorothiazide3.12%15.62%46.43%30.80%4.02%
Lasix3.55%23.40%30.50%31.91%10.64%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Hydrochlorothiazide (hydrochlorothiazide) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Lasix (furosemide) is often used to treat swelling. 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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