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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.

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What are the drugs

Montelukast sodium (latest outcomes from 3,156 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 21,408 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

On Jun, 8, 2014: 6,471 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)Asthenia (weakness)

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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
DepressionHypertension (high blood pressure)Acid Reflux (stomach acids rise up)
AsthmaOsteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)Liver Fatty (fat deposition of liver)
Rash (redness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Eustachian Tube Patulous (benign condition in which the eustachian tube stays open most of the time)
Back PainPalpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
DizzinessDyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Hair Loss
CoughBlood Cholesterol IncreasedChest Discomfort
Abdominal PainSpinal Compression Fracture (fracture due to spinal compression on bone)Stomach Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Montelukast Sodium2.23%19.20%31.70%39.29%7.59%
Combivent Respimat0.00%12.00%44.00%20.00%24.00%
Symbicort0.67%16.78%44.30%30.87%7.38%

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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.

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