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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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What are the drugs

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,898 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in asthma.

Hydrocortisone (latest outcomes from 13,780 users) has active ingredients of hydrocortisone. It is often used in adrenal insufficiency.

On Jul, 10, 2014: 15,176 female patients aged 57 who take the same 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 IneffectiveHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Asthenia (weakness)Pain
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)
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Pain In Extremity
Joint PainOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Hypothyroidism Postoperative (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)Depression
Impaired HealingArthralgia (joint pain)
DepressionAnhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)
Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)Abasia (inability to walk)
Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal)Deformity (disfigurement)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Emotional Distress
AnxietyExtremity Contracture (permanent shortening of a muscle or joint of arms and legs)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Erythema (redness of the skin)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prednisone4.99%20.15%33.59%28.41%12.86%
Hydrocortisone4.00%12.00%44.00%28.00%12.00%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat asthma. 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.

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