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Pulmicort Flexhaler vs Qvar 80 vs Asmanex Twisthaler vs Flovent Hfa, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 68

This is personalized comparison of Pulmicort Flexhaler vs Qvar 80 vs Asmanex Twisthaler vs Flovent Hfa for a female aged 68. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 25, 2014: 6,334 female patients aged 67 who take the drugs are studied in Pulmicort Flexhaler vs Qvar 80 vs Asmanex Twisthaler vs Flovent Hfa

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female67Denture problems

Drugs to compare:

Pulmicort Flexhaler budesonidenot specified
Qvar 80 beclomethasone dipropionatenot specified
Asmanex Twisthaler mometasone furoatenot specified
Flovent Hfa fluticasone propionatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 67 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Pulmicort FlexhalerQvar 80Asmanex TwisthalerFlovent Hfa
Side Effects0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pulmicort FlexhalerQvar 80Asmanex TwisthalerFlovent Hfa
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight DecreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Drug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea Nos (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
CoughFatigue (feeling of tiredness)AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug IneffectiveAsthenia (weakness)Cough
Chest PainChest PainPain In ExtremityAsthenia (weakness)
DizzinessCoughCerebrovascular 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)Dizziness
AsthmaPalpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)Chest Pain
Asthenia (weakness)Pyrexia (fever)Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)
Back PainArthralgia (joint pain)FallAsthma

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pulmicort FlexhalerQvar 80Asmanex TwisthalerFlovent Hfa
Urine SodiumStatus Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)Visual ImpairmentPain
Dextrocardia (abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest)Respiratory RateProduct Packaging Quantity IssuePneumonia
Drug IneffectiveHyperuricaemia (level of uric acid in the blood that is abnormally high)Product Packaging IssueArthropathy
Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)Hypokalaemia (low potassium)Medication ErrorFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug InteractionVertigoDyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)Cough
Arthralgia (joint pain)Hypoglycaemia UnawarenessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Oesophageal Ulcer (ulcer of oesophagus)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Renal Disorder (kidney disease)
Rash (redness)Oral Candidiasis (fungal infection of mouth)Hoarseness (changing voice)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Drug Level Below TherapeuticBlood Cholesterol IncreasedOsteonecrosis (death of bone)
Asthenia (weakness)Drug IneffectiveDry MouthHerpes Zoster

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Pulmicort Flexhaler2.38%14.29%21.43%33.33%28.57%
Qvar 808.70%21.74%26.09%21.74%21.74%
Asmanex Twisthaler0.00%14.29%50.00%35.71%0.00%
Flovent Hfa3.77%16.98%31.13%27.36%20.75%

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Related topic: Asmanex Twisthaler, Denture problems, Flovent Hfa, Pulmicort Flexhaler, Qvar 80

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Pulmicort Flexhaler (budesonide) is often used to treat asthma. Qvar 80 (beclomethasone dipropionate) is often used to treat asthma. Asmanex Twisthaler (mometasone furoate) is often used to treat asthma. Flovent Hfa (fluticasone propionate) 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:

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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