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Ambien vs Oxycontin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 46

This is personalized comparison of Ambien vs Oxycontin for a female aged 46. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Mar, 8, 2014: 10,333 female patients aged 45 who take the drugs are studied in Ambien vs Oxycontin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female45Ankylosing Spondylitis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ambien zolpidem tartrateSanofi Aventis Us
Oxycontin oxycodone hydrochloridePurdue Pharma Lp

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 45 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)Oxycontin (Purdue Pharma Lp)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain
DepressionAnxiety
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Vomiting
AnxietyDepression
Chest PainDrug Dependence
PainDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ambien (Sanofi Aventis Us)Oxycontin (Purdue Pharma Lp)
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Drug Dependence
Abnormal Sleep-related EventDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Somnambulism (sleep walking)Depression
Memory ImpairmentInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)
Weight IncreasedPain
DepressionTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
AnxietyChest Pain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Anxiety

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ambien1.13%16.06%30.56%32.96%19.30%
Oxycontin1.87%23.51%33.21%26.87%14.55%

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Related topic: Ambien, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Oxycontin

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On eHealthMe, Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) is often used to treat insomnia. Oxycontin (oxycodone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. 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.

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