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Omeprazole vs Pantoprazole, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 71

This is personalized comparison of Omeprazole vs Pantoprazole for a male aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,740 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Pantoprazole (latest outcomes from 29,702 users) has active ingredients of pantoprazole sodium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

What is the symptom

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 760,736 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 13,459 male patients aged 69 who take the same drugs are studied in Omeprazole vs Pantoprazole

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male69GERD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Omeprazole omeprazoleSandoz
Pantoprazole pantoprazole sodiumSandoz

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 69 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Omeprazole (Sandoz)Pantoprazole (Sandoz)
Insomnia2.72%3.45%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Omeprazole (Sandoz)Pantoprazole (Sandoz)
Pyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pneumonia
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Asthenia (weakness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Diarrhoea
DiarrhoeaDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Drug IneffectiveAnaemia (lack of blood)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Omeprazole (Sandoz)Pantoprazole (Sandoz)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
DizzinessThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Hypocalcaemia (levels of calcium in blood serum are abnormally low)Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
Chest PainHepatic Function Abnormal
Headache (pain in head)Vertigo Positional
Dizziness AggravatedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)
Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)Loss Of Balance
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Condition Aggravated
DiarrhoeaTinnitus (a ringing in the ears)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Omeprazole1.89%13.77%22.26%46.79%15.28%
Pantoprazole0.64%10.90%31.41%44.23%12.82%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Omeprazole (omeprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Pantoprazole (pantoprazole sodium) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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