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Symbicort vs Dulera, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 73

This is personalized comparison of Symbicort vs Dulera for a female aged 73. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

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

Dulera (latest outcomes from 742 users) has active ingredients of mometasone furoate; formoterol fumarate. It is often used in asthma.

On Aug, 20, 2014: 994 female patients aged 71 who take the same drugs are studied in Symbicort vs Dulera

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female71COPD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Symbicort budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydratenot specified
Dulera mometasone furoate; formoterol fumarateSchering

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 71 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
SymbicortDulera (Schering)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Lip Swelling
Drug IneffectiveDysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Lung Disorder (lung disease)
CoughOropharyngeal Pain
PneumoniaVision Blurred
DizzinessCough
Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)Cheilitis (infection of lips)
AsthmaHoarseness (changing voice)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Gerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
Headache (pain in head)Abdomen - Swollen

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
SymbicortDulera (Schering)
Macular Degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision)Hoarseness (changing voice)
Inflammatory Pain
Sciatica Aggravated (a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
Femoral Nerve Dysfunction
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
Atrial Fibrillation Aggravated (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Symbicort2.04%11.22%54.08%29.59%3.06%
Dulera0.00%12.50%62.50%12.50%12.50%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is often used to treat asthma. Dulera (mometasone furoate; formoterol fumarate) 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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