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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.

On Feb, 6, 2014: 1,347 people 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)
None0.00%0.00%

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)
Granuloma Annulare (reddish bumps on the skin arranged in a circle or ring)
Asthma Aggravated
Chest Wall Pain
Sweating Fever (fever with sweating)
Cardiac Failure Congestive
Carotid Artery Stenosis (narrowing of carotid artery)
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)
Open Wound
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Brovana (Sepracor)Albuterol Sulfate (Mylan)
None0.00%0.00%

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)Headache (pain in head)
Herpes ZosterChest Pain
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)
Cold Intolerance
Sweating Fever (fever with sweating)
Chest Wall Pain
Constipation
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Open Wound
Liver Fatty (fat deposition of liver)
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)

Comments from or about the patient:

are these two drugs alike

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Related topic: Acute Respiratory Failure, Albuterol Sulfate, Brovana

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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:

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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