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Prednisone vs Hydrocortisone, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 60

This is personalized comparison of Prednisone vs Hydrocortisone for a female aged 60. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 15,106 female patients aged 57 who take the drugs are studied in Prednisone vs Hydrocortisone

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female57Rheumatoid Arthritis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Prednisone prednisoneRoxane
Hydrocortisone hydrocortisonePanray

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 57 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Prednisone (Roxane)Hydrocortisone (Panray)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainAsthenia (weakness)
Drug IneffectivePain
Asthenia (weakness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Vomiting
Headache (pain in head)Diarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Prednisone (Roxane)Hydrocortisone (Panray)
Impaired HealingPain In Extremity
DepressionOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Depression
AnxietyArthralgia (joint pain)
Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal)Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Abasia (inability to walk)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Deformity (disfigurement)
Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)Emotional Distress
Subcutaneous AbscessExtremity Contracture (permanent shortening of a muscle or joint of arms and legs)
Wound DehiscenceErythema (redness of the skin)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prednisone5.45%15.09%35.85%29.56%14.05%
Hydrocortisone4.55%9.09%50.00%27.27%9.09%

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Related topic: Hydrocortisone, Prednisone, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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On eHealthMe, Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Hydrocortisone (hydrocortisone) is often used to treat adrenal insufficiency. 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:

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