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Effient vs Plavix, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 63

This is personalized comparison of Effient vs Plavix for a male aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Effient (latest outcomes from 2,703 users) has active ingredients of prasugrel hydrochloride. It is often used in stent.

Plavix (latest outcomes from 69,420 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in stent.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 7,441 male patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in Effient vs Plavix

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male60Diabetes Mellitus

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Effient prasugrel hydrochlorideEli Lilly And Co
Plavix clopidogrel bisulfatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Effient (Eli Lilly And Co)Plavix
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Chest PainChest Pain
Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
In-stent Coronary Artery RestenosisNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)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)
Pericardial Effusion (fluid around the heart)Dizziness
HospitalisationCerebrovascular 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)
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)Pain
Chest DiscomfortDrug Ineffective

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Effient (Eli Lilly And Co)Plavix
Erectile DysfunctionMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Chest PainAnaemia (lack of blood)
Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Iron DeficiencyCoronary 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)
Fatigue Aggravated (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Haematemesis (vomiting of blood)
Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Cardiac Arrest
Diarrhoea
Depression

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Effient0.00%7.41%33.33%33.33%25.93%
Plavix1.41%8.10%35.21%44.72%10.56%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Effient (prasugrel hydrochloride) is often used to treat stent. Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) is often used to treat stent. 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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