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DayQuil vs Benzonatate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 63

This is personalized comparison of DayQuil vs Benzonatate for a female aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Dayquil (latest outcomes from 712 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; dextromethorphan; pseudoephedrine. It is often used in common cold.

Benzonatate (latest outcomes from 2,009 users) has active ingredients of benzonatate. It is often used in cough.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 326 female patients aged 62 who take the same drugs are studied in DayQuil vs Benzonatate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female62Cough

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
DayQuil acetaminophen; dextromethorphan; pseudoephedrinenot specified
Benzonatate benzonatateOrit Labs Llc

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 62 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
DayQuilBenzonatate (Orit Labs Llc)
Injury NosVomiting
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Cerebrovascular Accident Nos (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Depression
Heart Rate IncreasedDiarrhoea
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessChest Pain
Pain NosFall
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Anxiety
Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
DayQuilBenzonatate (Orit Labs Llc)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
DayQuil0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Benzonatate5.56%61.11%16.67%11.11%5.56%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Dayquil (acetaminophen; dextromethorphan; pseudoephedrine) is often used to treat common cold. Benzonatate (benzonatate) is often used to treat cough. 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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