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BUDESONIDE vs Advair Diskus 250/50, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 51

This is personalized comparison of BUDESONIDE vs Advair Diskus 250/50 for a female aged 51. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Budesonide (latest outcomes from 5,230 users) has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma.

Advair diskus 250/50 (latest outcomes from 2,297 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate. It is often used in asthma.

On Nov, 11, 2014: 4,704 female patients aged 46 who take the same drugs are studied in BUDESONIDE vs Advair Diskus 250/50

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

BUDESONIDE budesonidenot specified
Advair Diskus 250/50 fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 46 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BUDESONIDEAdvair Diskus 250/50
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveAsthma
AsthmaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Chest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Pyrexia (fever)Cough
Arthralgia (joint pain)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Dizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BUDESONIDEAdvair Diskus 250/50
Loss Of SmellAsthma
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Depression
Hypokalaemia (low potassium)Drug Ineffective
CoughDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Small Intestinal Obstruction (blockage in small intestine)Headache (pain in head)
Nephrolithiasis (calculi in the kidneys)Oral Candidiasis (fungal infection of mouth)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Chest Pain
DiarrheaDysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Advair Diskus 250/500.00%20.00%29.00%31.00%20.00%

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Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Budesonide (budesonide) 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

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