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Antivert vs Dramamine, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 62

This is personalized comparison of Antivert vs Dramamine for a male aged 62. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Antivert (latest outcomes from 2,154 users) has active ingredients of meclizine hydrochloride. It is often used in dizziness.

Dramamine (latest outcomes from 405 users) has active ingredients of dimenhydrinate. It is often used in motion sickness.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 403 male patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in Antivert vs Dramamine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male60Prophylaxis Against Motion Sickness

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Antivert meclizine hydrochloridePfizer
Dramamine dimenhydrinatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Antivert (Pfizer)Dramamine
DizzinessDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Diarrhoea
AnxietyConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Haemoglobin Decreased
Chest PainRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Mucosal Inflammation (infection of mucous membrane)
PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Back PainMigraine (headache)
Headache (pain in head)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Antivert (Pfizer)Dramamine
DizzinessJoint Aches (joint pain)
Skin Burning Sensation

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Antivert0.00%37.50%25.00%25.00%12.50%
Dramamine0.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%50.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Antivert (meclizine hydrochloride) is often used to treat dizziness. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is often used to treat motion sickness. 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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