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Haldol vs Risperdal, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Haldol vs Risperdal for a female aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Haldol (latest outcomes from 9,641 users) has active ingredients of haloperidol. It is often used in schizophrenia.

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,216 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

What is the symptom

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) (latest reports from 316,139 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 3,209 female patients aged 56 who take the same drugs are studied in Haldol vs Risperdal

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female56Schizoaffective Disorder

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Haldol haloperidolOrtho Mcneil
Risperdal risperidoneOrtho Mcneil Janssen

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 56 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Haldol (Ortho Mcneil)Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Agitation18.30%7.06%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Haldol (Ortho Mcneil)Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
AnxietyWeight Increased
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
Pyrexia (fever)Fall
Weight IncreasedTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Anxiety
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Condition Aggravated
Headache (pain in head)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Urinary Tract InfectionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Haldol (Ortho Mcneil)Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiomyopathy (weakening of the heart muscle)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Knee ArthroplastyWeight Increased
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Headache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Pneumonia
Eating DisorderNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Respiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)Blood Cholesterol Increased
AnxietyDiabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Haldol0.00%16.67%16.67%55.56%11.11%
Risperdal14.81%6.17%28.40%35.80%14.81%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Haldol (haloperidol) is often used to treat schizophrenia. Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. 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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