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Brovana vs Albuterol Sulfate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 60

This is personalized comparison of Brovana vs Albuterol Sulfate for a female aged 60. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Brovana (latest outcomes from 442 users) has active ingredients of arformoterol tartrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Albuterol sulfate (latest outcomes from 9,136 users) has active ingredients of albuterol sulfate. It is often used in asthma.

On May, 13, 2014: 1,353 female patients aged 56 who take the same drugs are studied in Brovana vs Albuterol Sulfate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female56Acute Respiratory Failure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Brovana arformoterol tartrateSepracor
Albuterol Sulfate albuterol sulfateMylan

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 56 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Brovana (Sepracor)Albuterol Sulfate (Mylan)
None

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Brovana (Sepracor)Albuterol Sulfate (Mylan)
PneumoniaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DeathDizziness
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Asthma
Cystitis (inflammation of the wall of the bladder)Pneumonia
Coagulopathy (blood's ability to clot is impaired)Chest Pain
Herpes ZosterHeadache (pain in head)
General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Cough
Vasculitis (inflammation of a blood vessel or blood vessels)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Brovana (Sepracor)Albuterol Sulfate (Mylan)
Asthma Aggravated
Granuloma Annulare (reddish bumps on the skin arranged in a circle or ring)
Chest Wall Pain
Sweating Fever (fever with sweating)
Acute Severe Asthma
Cardiac Failure Congestive
Carotid Artery Stenosis (narrowing of carotid artery)
Open Wound
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Brovana0.000.000.000.000.00
Albuterol Sulfate1.82%17.27%23.64%42.73%14.55%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Brovana (arformoterol tartrate) is often used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Albuterol Sulfate (albuterol sulfate) is often used to treat asthma. 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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