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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.

What are the drugs

Oxycodone (latest outcomes from 27,265 users) has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Hydromorphone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 1,296 users) has active ingredients of hydromorphone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 1,662 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:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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
PneumoniaDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Confusional StatePneumonia
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Confusional State
PainAnaemia (lack of blood)
ConstipationPleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Asthenia (weakness)
VomitingNeutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
DiarrhoeaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Tonic Seizures (all the muscles to suddenly become stiff)
Vomiting
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Lightheadedness - Fainting (a common and often unpleasant sensation feeling that one may be about to faint)
Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
Sweating Fever (fever with sweating)
Constipation
Drowsiness
Nerve Compression
Night Sweats (sweating in night)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Oxycodone0.00%20.00%60.00%16.00%4.00%
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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.

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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