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Montelukast Sodium vs Combivent Respimat vs Symbicort, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 66

This is personalized comparison of Montelukast Sodium vs Combivent Respimat vs Symbicort for a female aged 66. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Montelukast sodium (latest outcomes from 3,159 users) has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma.

Combivent respimat (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromide.

Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,421 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

On Sep, 8, 2014: 6,488 female patients aged 65 who take the same drugs are studied in Montelukast Sodium vs Combivent Respimat vs Symbicort

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female65Bronchitis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Montelukast Sodium montelukast sodiumnot specified
Combivent Respimat albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromideBoehringer Ingelheim
Symbicort budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrateAstrazeneca

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 65 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Montelukast SodiumCombivent Respimat (Boehringer Ingelheim)Symbicort (Astrazeneca)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
AsthmaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
CoughPneumoniaPneumonia
Drug IneffectiveChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Cough
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthma
PneumoniaChest PainHeadache (pain in head)
DizzinessCoughAnxiety
Headache (pain in head)FallCondition Aggravated
Allergic Granulomatous Angiitis (allergic inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct)Asthenia (weakness)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)
Montelukast SodiumCombivent Respimat (Boehringer Ingelheim)Symbicort (Astrazeneca)
Allergic Granulomatous Angiitis (allergic inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct)Dextrocardia (abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
AsthmaOsteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)Acid Reflux (stomach acids rise up)
Back PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Rash (redness)Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Liver Fatty (fat deposition of liver)
DizzinessDyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)Ringing In The Ears (a ringing in the ears)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Eustachian Tube Patulous (benign condition in which the eustachian tube stays open most of the time)
CoughBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHair Loss
AnxietySpinal Compression Fracture (fracture due to spinal compression on bone)Chest Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Montelukast Sodium2.17%19.57%30.87%38.26%9.13%
Combivent Respimat0.00%12.00%44.00%20.00%24.00%
Symbicort0.65%16.77%43.87%31.61%7.10%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Montelukast Sodium (montelukast sodium) is often used to treat asthma. Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate) 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:

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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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