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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.

What are the drugs

Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,433 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

Advair diskus 250/50 (latest outcomes from 2,296 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate. It is often used in asthma.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 4,780 female patients aged 72 who take the same 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)
DizzinessCough
CoughDysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)Pneumonia
PneumoniaDizziness
AsthmaAsthenia (weakness)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Weight IncreasedAsthma

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
Macular Degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Atrial Fibrillation Aggravated (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)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)Excessive Masturbation
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)Night Sweats (sweating in night)
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)Cough
Femoral Nerve DysfunctionCandidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Cardiac FailureAsthma
ApathyHigh Blood Pressure

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Symbicort9.09%13.64%22.73%50.00%4.55%
Advair Diskus 250/501.61%16.13%46.77%22.58%12.90%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

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.

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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