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Aleve vs Indomethacin for a female patient aged 72

Summary: 2,384 female patients aged 72 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Aleve vs Indomethacin for a female aged 72. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.


What are the drugs

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,570 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

Indomethacin (latest outcomes from 6,369 users) has active ingredients of indomethacin. It is often used in gout.

On Apr, 8, 2015: 2,384 female patients aged 70 who take the same drugs are studied in Aleve vs Indomethacin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

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)
NauseaRenal Failure Acute
ArthralgiaBlood Creatinine Increased
Back PainOedema Peripheral
Blood Pressure IncreasedAnxiety
Drug IneffectivePleural Effusion
DizzinessCondition 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)
Myocardial InfarctionDiabetic Foot
Abdominal Pain UpperDiabetes Mellitus
Gastric UlcerDiabetic Gastroenteropathy
Joint SwellingDiabetic Neuropathy
Oedema PeripheralPeripheral Sensory Neuropathy
Drug IneffectiveHyperglycaemia
DyspnoeaBlood Glucose Increased
SyncopeType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage NosHepatic Function Abnormal Nos
DiarrhoeaAbdominal Distension

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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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:

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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