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Advair Diskus 250/50 vs Spiriva, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 78

This is personalized comparison of Advair Diskus 250/50 vs Spiriva for a male aged 78. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

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

Spiriva (latest outcomes from 50,441 users) has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Jul, 23, 2014: 5,469 male patients aged 74 who take the same drugs are studied in Advair Diskus 250/50 vs Spiriva

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male74Emphysema

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Advair Diskus 250/50 fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoateGlaxosmithkline
Spiriva tiotropium bromide monohydrateBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 74 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Advair Diskus 250/50 (Glaxosmithkline)Spiriva (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
PneumoniaPneumonia
Asthenia (weakness)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
CoughDry Mouth
Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)Cough
DizzinessDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Constipation
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Asthenia (weakness)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Fatigue (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)
Advair Diskus 250/50 (Glaxosmithkline)Spiriva (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
PneumoniaPain In Extremity
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)
Weight DecreasedPneumonia
Prostate CancerDry Mouth
Productive CoughVision Blurred
CoughDrug Ineffective
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Acute Coronary Syndrome (acute chest pain and other symptoms that happen because the heart does not get blood)
Serum Ferritin DecreasedMesothelioma (rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body's internal organs, known as the mesothelium)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Eye Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Advair Diskus 250/503.70%20.37%51.85%18.52%5.56%
Spiriva0.00%29.27%29.27%39.02%2.44%

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

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