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Prednisone vs Mycophenolate Mofetil vs Tacrolimus vs Verapamil Hcl vs Xarelto, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 68

This is personalized comparison of Prednisone vs Mycophenolate Mofetil vs Tacrolimus vs Verapamil Hcl vs Xarelto for a male aged 68. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 150,024 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in asthma.

Mycophenolate mofetil (latest outcomes from 14,699 users) has active ingredients of mycophenolate mofetil. It is often used in autoimmune hepatitis.

Tacrolimus (latest outcomes from 13,591 users) has active ingredients of tacrolimus. It is often used in kidney transplant.

Verapamil hcl (latest outcomes from 2,529 users) has active ingredients of verapamil hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Xarelto (latest outcomes from 4,724 users) has active ingredients of rivaroxaban. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

On Nov, 13, 2014: 15,172 male patients aged 67 who take the same drugs are studied in Prednisone vs Mycophenolate Mofetil vs Tacrolimus vs Verapamil Hcl vs Xarelto

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male67Transplant - kidney

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Prednisone prednisonenot specified
Mycophenolate Mofetil mycophenolate mofetilnot specified
Tacrolimus tacrolimusnot specified
Verapamil Hcl verapamil hydrochloridenot specified
Xarelto rivaroxabannot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 67 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PrednisoneMycophenolate MofetilTacrolimusVerapamil HclXarelto
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)DiarrhoeaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Erectile Dysfunction
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)DiarrhoeaPyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Cardiac Failure Congestive
PneumoniaRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)PneumoniaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypokalaemia (low potassium)
Asthenia (weakness)PneumoniaSepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Drug IneffectiveBradycardia Foetal (abnormally slow fetal heart rate, usually below 100 beats/min)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Blood Creatinine IncreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Atrial Fibrillation Aggravated (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Kidney Transplant RejectionRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Cardiogenic Shock (inadequate circulation of blood)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Cytomegalovirus InfectionBlood Creatinine IncreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Depression
Drug IneffectiveAsthenia (weakness)Anaemia (lack of blood)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection)
PainSepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Cytomegalovirus InfectionDyspnoea Nos (difficult or laboured respiration)Hematuria (presence of blood in urine)
Condition AggravatedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)High Blood Pressure

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PrednisoneMycophenolate MofetilTacrolimusVerapamil HclXarelto
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)PneumoniaDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Cardiac Failure Congestive
PneumoniaCardiac ArrestDiarrhoeaPainHypokalaemia (low potassium)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection)Cardiac ArrestAnxietyCardiogenic Shock (inadequate circulation of blood)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Interstitial Lung DiseaseHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)DizzinessSeptic Shock (shock due to blood infection)
Cardiac ArrestLung Adenocarcinoma (a form of non-small cell lung cancer)Post Procedural ComplicationDrug IneffectiveDeath
Chest PainCholecystitis Acute (rapid infection of gallbladder)Tubulointerstitial Nephritis (a form of nephritis affecting the interstitium of the kidneys surrounding the tubules)Emotional DistressMetallic Taste (a bad taste in the mouth)
Bronchopneumonia (inflammation of the lungs, arising in the bronchi or bronchioles)Diabetic FootRenal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)Femoral Nerve Palsy (dysfunction of femoral nerve)
Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Condition AggravatedTinea Infection (fungal skin infection)Blood In Semen
Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)Renal Tubular Atrophy (wasting of kidney tubules)Pelvic Haematoma (collection of blood outside of a blood vessel in pelvic region)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypertensive EmergencyCardiomegaly (increased size of heart than normal)Bk Virus InfectionCholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Elevated Mood

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prednisone2.80%15.73%34.27%29.72%17.48%
Mycophenolate Mofetil6.25%12.50%37.50%25.00%18.75%
Tacrolimus0.00%4.26%14.89%46.81%34.04%
Verapamil Hcl0.71%16.31%32.62%41.13%9.22%
Xarelto0.00%15.38%28.85%44.23%11.54%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat asthma. Mycophenolate Mofetil (mycophenolate mofetil) is often used to treat autoimmune hepatitis. Tacrolimus (tacrolimus) is often used to treat kidney transplant. Verapamil Hcl (verapamil hydrochloride) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is often used to treat atrial fibrillation/flutter. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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