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Valium vs Lorazepam, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 81

This is personalized comparison of Valium vs Lorazepam for a female aged 81. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,805 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Lorazepam (latest outcomes from 47,075 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 3, 2014: 5,779 female patients aged 79 who take the same drugs are studied in Valium vs Lorazepam

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female79Sleeplessness

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Valium diazepamRoche
Lorazepam lorazepamMutual Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 79 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Valium (Roche)Lorazepam (Mutual Pharm)
Valium

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Lorazepam (Mutual Pharm)
FallNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fall
DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Diarrhoea
Drug IneffectiveVomiting
Chest PainAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Lorazepam (Mutual Pharm)
Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)Dementia Of The Alzheimer's Type, With Delusions (madness of the alzheimer's typea with false belief or opinion)
Haemolytic Anaemia (anaemia due to haemolysis)Vomiting Projectile
Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Sick Sinus Syndrome (a collection of heart rhythm disorders)Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
Eosinophil Count IncreasedRespiratory Fatigue (a loss of the capability of the respiratory muscle)
DepressionDizziness
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Lymphadenopathy (disease or enlargement of lymph nodes)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Lymphocytic Infiltration (lymphocyte deposition)Cardiac Failure

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Valium7.14%32.14%32.14%28.57%0.00%
Lorazepam6.31%26.13%45.05%18.92%3.60%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Lorazepam (lorazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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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