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Plavix vs Effient, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 83

This is personalized comparison of Plavix vs Effient for a male aged 83. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Plavix (latest outcomes from 69,430 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots.

Effient (latest outcomes from 2,704 users) has active ingredients of prasugrel hydrochloride. It is often used in stent.

What is the symptom

Bleeding tendency has been reported by people with high blood pressure, hiv infection, depression, high blood cholesterol, deep venous thrombosis.(latest reports from Bleeding tendency 453 patients)

On Nov, 15, 2014: 6,220 male patients aged 80 who take the same drugs are studied in Plavix vs Effient

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Plavix clopidogrel bisulfateSanofi Aventis Us
Effient prasugrel hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 80 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Bleeding Tendency0.03%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Asthenia (weakness)Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (reproducible ischemic muscle pain)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Chest Pain
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Coronary Angioplasty
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Femoral Neck Fracture (neck of femur bone fracture)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Cardiac Failure
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Blood Urine
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Weakness
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Haemorrhage (bleeding)Shortness Of Breath
Contusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)
Asthenia (weakness)
Platelet Count Decreased
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) is often used to treat blood clots. Effient (prasugrel hydrochloride) is often used to treat stent. 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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