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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.

On Jan, 24, 2014: 5,462 people 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)
Product Quality IssueFatigue (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 CancerAcute Coronary Syndrome (acute chest pain and other symptoms that happen because the heart does not get blood)
CoughVision Blurred
Productive CoughDry Mouth
Oesophageal Candidiasis (fungal infection of oesophagus)Drug Ineffective
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Diplopia (double vision)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Eye Pain

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)
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)
Product Quality IssueFatigue (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)
PneumoniaPain In Extremity
Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)
Weight DecreasedChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Pneumonia
Prostate CancerAcute Coronary Syndrome (acute chest pain and other symptoms that happen because the heart does not get blood)
Productive CoughVision Blurred
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)Dry Mouth
CoughDrug Ineffective
Anaemia (lack of blood)Diplopia (double vision)
Increased Upper Airway SecretionAcute Respiratory Failure

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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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