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Oxycontin vs Methadone Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 61

This is personalized comparison of Oxycontin vs Methadone Hydrochloride for a male aged 61. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Oxycontin (latest outcomes from 42,266 users) has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Methadone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,819 users) has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 5,159 male patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Oxycontin vs Methadone Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male58Pain Management

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Oxycontin oxycodone hydrochloridePurdue Pharma Lp
Methadone Hydrochloride methadone hydrochlorideRoxane

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 58 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Oxycontin (Purdue Pharma Lp)Methadone Hydrochloride (Roxane)
PainAnxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
AnxietyConfusional State
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Asthenia (weakness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Back PainFall
Asthenia (weakness)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Confusional StateVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Oxycontin (Purdue Pharma Lp)Methadone Hydrochloride (Roxane)
DepressionHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Drug DependenceAsthenia (weakness)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)
AnxietyDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
DizzinessDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Diarrhoea
Dyspepsia (indigestion)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Oxycontin0.51%19.90%40.82%27.04%11.73%
Methadone Hydrochloride3.37%16.85%37.08%35.96%6.74%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Oxycontin (oxycodone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. Methadone Hydrochloride (methadone 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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