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Zantac vs Prilosec Otc for a male patient aged 50

Summary: 3,046 male patients aged 50 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Zantac vs Prilosec Otc for a male aged 50. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Zantac (latest outcomes from 35,543 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Prilosec otc (latest outcomes from 748 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Apr, 20, 2015: 3,046 male patients aged 46 who take the same drugs are studied in Zantac vs Prilosec Otc

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male46GERD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Zantac ranitidine hydrochloridenot specified
Prilosec Otc omeprazole magnesiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 46 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ZantacPrilosec Otc
NauseaDrug Ineffective
PyrexiaPain
FatigueUrinary Frequency Or Urgency
Chest PainMemory Impairment
DyspnoeaSocial Avoidant Behaviour
Weight DecreasedBlurred Vision
AstheniaDizziness Aggravated
Drug IneffectiveMetallic Taste
VomitingApathy
Myocardial InfarctionThirst - Excessive

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ZantacPrilosec Otc
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedUrinary Frequency Or Urgency
EnterocolitisMood Swings
FractureThirst - Excessive
Colonic PolypHeartburn - Chronic
AnaemiaWhite Blood Cell Count Abnormal
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedMetallic Taste
Abdominal Pain UpperConjunctivitis
HyperlipidaemiaStye
SomnolenceApathy
HyperuricaemiaMemory Impairment

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zantac3.17%12.70%38.10%34.92%11.11%
Prilosec Otc2.13%8.51%17.02%44.68%27.66%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Prilosec Otc (omeprazole magnesium) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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