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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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On Jan, 26, 2014: 4,745 people 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)Asthma
Weight IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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)
Cataracts, GlaucomaPneumonia
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
Femoral Nerve DysfunctionCandidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Post Thr Surgery Leg Length DiscrepancyNight Sweats (sweating in night)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Cough
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)Excessive Masturbation
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Recent Onset Of Severe Tooth Decay And Tooth LossAsthma
Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)Acid Reflux (stomach acids rise up)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

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
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Asthenia (weakness)
Weight IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AsthmaAsthma

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
Cataracts, GlaucomaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Pneumonia
Atrial Fibrillation Aggravated (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
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)
Femoral Nerve DysfunctionMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Cough
Hypertension Nos (high blood pressure)Asthma
Post Thr Surgery Leg Length DiscrepancyCandidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Recent Onset Of Severe Tooth Decay And Tooth LossExcessive Masturbation
Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)Shortness Of Breath

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Related topic: Advair Diskus 250/50, COPD, Symbicort

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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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