Is Diovan Or Micardis More Effective At Treating High BP?
Since these drugs are classified as angiotensin receptor blockers, I wanted to find out 1. Which angiotensin receptor blocker has been on the market longer--Diovan or Micardis since it appears that there have been more patient reviews for Diovan versus Micardis on webmd.com?
2. From your experience, which drug from the angiotensin receptor blockers have been more successful in lowering blood pressure and patients being more satisfied on which drugs--Diovan or Micardis?
Thanks for your help.
I would explain as follows:
Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!
I passed carefully through your question and would answer your question as follows:
1. Diovan is an older drug on the market, compared to Micardis (telmisartan). This is why it has more patient reviews.
2. Regarding the efficacy, I would explain that Micardis(Telmisartan) is more potent compared to Diovan, in reducing blood pressure values. This is also explained with the fact that higher doses of Diovan (80-320mg) are needed daily, compared to the maintenance daily doses of Micardis (20-80mg).
I can confirm this on my personal experience with my patients.
Hope to have clarified some of your uncertainties!
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask me again!
Wishing all the best,
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