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Oxycodone vs Hydromorphone Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 80

This is personalized comparison of Oxycodone vs Hydromorphone Hydrochloride for a male aged 80. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Oxycodone (latest outcomes from 27,220 users) has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Hydromorphone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 1,286 users) has active ingredients of hydromorphone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 1,657 male patients aged 79 who take the same drugs are studied in Oxycodone vs Hydromorphone Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male79Pain In Limb

Drugs to compare:

Oxycodone oxycodone hydrochloridenot specified
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride hydromorphone hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 79 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
OxycodoneHydromorphone Hydrochloride
Confusional StateHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Confusional State
Asthenia (weakness)Anaemia (lack of blood)
PainPleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
ConstipationAsthenia (weakness)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
DiarrhoeaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
VomitingRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
OxycodoneHydromorphone Hydrochloride
VomitingTonic Seizures (all the muscles to suddenly become stiff)
Sweating Fever (fever with sweating)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
Pain Management
Nerve Compression
Night Sweats (sweating in night)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%

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On eHealthMe, Oxycodone (oxycodone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. Hydromorphone Hydrochloride (hydromorphone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. 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.

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