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Demadex vs Lasix, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 100

This is personalized comparison of Demadex vs Lasix for a female aged 100. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Demadex (latest outcomes from 3,199 users) has active ingredients of torsemide. It is often used in heart failure.

Lasix (latest outcomes from 95,308 users) has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in fluid retention.

What is the symptom

Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) (latest reports from 250,933 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 27, 2014: 1,778 female patients aged 96 who take the same drugs are studied in Demadex vs Lasix

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female96Pulmonary edema

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Demadex torsemidenot specified
Lasix furosemidenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 96 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

DemadexLasix
Dysphagia0.00%4.44%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
DemadexLasix
FallFall
Cardiac Failure CongestiveHyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Confusional StateDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Confusional State
Urinary Tract InfectionBlood Creatinine Increased
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
Blood Urea IncreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Condition Aggravated

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
DemadexLasix
Nasal Congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Cardiac Murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
Blood Potassium Decreased
Pemphigoid (tense blisters on the skin)
Colitis Ischaemic (due to infection of intestine impaired blood supply to colon)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Feeling Abnormal
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Demadex0.00%50.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%
Lasix7.14%17.86%35.71%35.71%3.57%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Demadex (torsemide) is often used to treat heart failure. Lasix (furosemide) is often used to treat fluid retention. 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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