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Aleve vs Indomethacin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 71

This is personalized comparison of Aleve vs Indomethacin for a female aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,557 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

Indomethacin (latest outcomes from 6,361 users) has active ingredients of indomethacin. It is often used in gout.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 2,382 female patients aged 70 who take the same drugs are studied in Aleve vs Indomethacin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female70Arthritis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Aleve naproxen sodiumnot specified
Indomethacin indomethacinnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 70 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AleveIndomethacin
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Blood Creatinine Increased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pyrexia (fever)
Back PainOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Blood Pressure IncreasedAnxiety
Drug IneffectivePleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Chest PainCondition Aggravated
DizzinessHypertension (high blood pressure)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AleveIndomethacin
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Diabetic Foot
Abdominal Pain UpperDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)Diabetic Gastroenteropathy (disease of the stomach and intestines caused by diabetes)
Joint SwellingDiabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy (damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves)
Drug IneffectiveHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Blood Glucose Increased
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage Nos (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)Hepatic Function Abnormal Nos
DiarrhoeaAbdominal Distension

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Aleve0.00%33.33%37.50%20.83%8.33%
Indomethacin5.56%22.22%33.33%27.78%11.11%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Aleve (naproxen sodium) is often used to treat pain. Indomethacin (indomethacin) is often used to treat gout. 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:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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