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Bupropion Hydrochloride vs Buspirone Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 56

This is personalized comparison of Bupropion Hydrochloride vs Buspirone Hydrochloride for a female aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Bupropion hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 6,641 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Buspirone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 900 users) has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 11,162 female patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Bupropion Hydrochloride vs Buspirone Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Bupropion Hydrochloride bupropion hydrochlorideImpax Labs
Buspirone Hydrochloride buspirone hydrochlorideWatson Labs

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 51 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Bupropion Hydrochloride (Impax Labs)Buspirone Hydrochloride (Watson Labs)
Buspirone Hcl

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Bupropion Hydrochloride (Impax Labs)Buspirone Hydrochloride (Watson Labs)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyChest Pain
Drug IneffectiveDepression
Headache (pain in head)Drug Ineffective
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Pain
PainHeadache (pain in head)
Chest PainWeight Decreased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Bupropion Hydrochloride (Impax Labs)Buspirone Hydrochloride (Watson Labs)
DepressionLoss Of Smell
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Ecchymosis (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath)
Headache (pain in head)Loss Of Taste
Melanosis Coli (a condition that can be caused from chronic laxative abuse)Rash (redness)
Hair LossSerotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Pyrexia (fever)
DizzinessErythema Nodosum (skin inflammation that results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the legs below)
Shortness Of BreathHyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Chills (felling of cold)
Memory ImpairmentTachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Bupropion Hydrochloride2.66%23.75%38.45%26.20%8.95%
Buspirone Hydrochloride5.81%25.81%30.32%16.77%21.29%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Bupropion Hydrochloride (bupropion hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Buspirone Hydrochloride (buspirone hydrochloride) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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:

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