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Symbicort vs Advair Diskus 250/50, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 77

This is personalized comparison of Symbicort vs Advair Diskus 250/50 for a female aged 77. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,392 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

Advair diskus 250/50 (latest outcomes from 2,275 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate. It is often used in asthma.

On Apr, 26, 2014: 4,750 female patients aged 72 who take the drugs are studied in Symbicort vs Advair Diskus 250/50

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female72COPD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Symbicort budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydratenot specified
Advair Diskus 250/50 fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 72 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
SymbicortAdvair Diskus 250/50
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)
CoughCough
DizzinessDysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)Pneumonia
PneumoniaDizziness
Weight IncreasedAsthenia (weakness)
AsthmaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Asthma

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
SymbicortAdvair Diskus 250/50
Atrial Fibrillation Aggravated (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Sciatica Aggravated (a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve)Pneumonia
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Femoral Nerve DysfunctionNight Sweats (sweating in night)
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)Asthma
Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)Excessive Masturbation
ApathyCough
Oral Candidiasis (fungal infection of mouth)Cholesterol Test

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Symbicort11.43%17.14%28.57%37.14%5.71%
Advair Diskus 250/501.67%13.33%48.33%23.33%13.33%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is often used to treat asthma. Advair Diskus 250/50 (fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate) is often used to treat asthma. 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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