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Pulmicort Respules vs Advair Diskus 500/50, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 54

This is personalized comparison of Pulmicort Respules vs Advair Diskus 500/50 for a male aged 54. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Pulmicort respules (latest outcomes from 1,507 users) has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma.

Advair diskus 500/50 (latest outcomes from 444 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate. It is often used in asthma.

What are the symptoms

Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation) has been reported by people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Dysphonia 14,338 patients)

Hoarseness (changing voice) has been reported by people with asthma, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Hoarseness 2,283 patients)

On Nov, 11, 2014: 2,349 male patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Pulmicort Respules vs Advair Diskus 500/50

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Pulmicort Respules budesonideAstrazeneca
Advair Diskus 500/50 fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoateGlaxosmithkline

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 51 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Pulmicort Respules (Astrazeneca)Advair Diskus 500/50 (Glaxosmithkline)

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pulmicort Respules (Astrazeneca)Advair Diskus 500/50 (Glaxosmithkline)
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pneumonia
Asthenia (weakness)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Cough
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AsthmaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pulmicort Respules (Astrazeneca)Advair Diskus 500/50 (Glaxosmithkline)
Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Panic Disorder Without Agoraphobia (panic disorder without anxiety disorder)Asthma
Vision BlurredDrug Ineffective
PainLoss Of Consciousness
Optic Nerve InjuryPyrexia (fever)
Uveitis (inflammation of the uvea)Lung Hyperinflation (inspiration of more than normal)
Visual Field DefectDisability
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Cyanosis (lack of oxygen in body leads to blue appearance of skin ,mucous membrane nails)
Heart Rate IrregularStatus Asthmaticus (a asthma attack not responds to regular medicines)
Cataract Subcapsular (cataracts that affect the back of the lens)Lung Infection

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Pulmicort Respules0.00%5.00%60.00%20.00%15.00%
Advair Diskus 500/505.00%15.00%25.00%41.67%13.33%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Pulmicort Respules (budesonide) is often used to treat asthma. Advair Diskus 500/50 (fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate) is often used to treat asthma. 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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