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Flovent Diskus 100 vs Spiriva, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 71

This is personalized comparison of Flovent Diskus 100 vs Spiriva for a female aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Flovent diskus 100 (latest outcomes from 33 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate.

Spiriva (latest outcomes from 50,457 users) has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Sep, 10, 2014: 7,304 female patients aged 69 who take the same drugs are studied in Flovent Diskus 100 vs Spiriva

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female69Asthma

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Flovent Diskus 100 fluticasone propionatenot specified
Spiriva tiotropium bromide monohydratenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 69 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Flovent Diskus 100Spiriva
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Cough
CoughPneumonia
Asthenia (weakness)Dry Mouth
DizzinessChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
Chest PainDysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
AsthmaDizziness
Headache (pain in head)Asthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Flovent Diskus 100Spiriva
CoughDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainMacular Degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (pain at the temporomandibular joint due to various causes of increased muscle tension and spasm. it is believed that syndrome is a physical manifestation of psychological stress)Burning Sensation
Renal Disorder (kidney disease)Lung Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour of lung)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)Haemoptysis (blood-stained sputum from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs)
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
PneumoniaLung Infection
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Pneumonia
Fistula (an abnormal connection or passageway between two)Aortic Aneurysm (enlargement of an aortic artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Flovent Diskus 1004.21%20.00%29.47%35.79%10.53%
Spiriva2.10%18.88%34.97%36.36%7.69%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Spiriva (tiotropium bromide monohydrate) is often used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary 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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