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Buspar vs Testosterone, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 63

This is personalized comparison of Buspar vs Testosterone for a female aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

On Feb, 5, 2014: 1,347 people are studied in Buspar vs Testosterone

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female59Anxiety

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Buspar buspirone hydrochlorideBristol Myers Squibb
Testosterone testosteronePar Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 59 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Buspar (Bristol Myers Squibb)Testosterone (Par Pharm)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Drug IneffectiveDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Blood Testosterone Increased
DepressionHirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman)
AnxietyBreast Cancer
DizzinessHair Growth Abnormal
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage I (malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system- stage i)
Weight DecreasedAlopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
PainAnxiety
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Buspar (Bristol Myers Squibb)Testosterone (Par Pharm)
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman)
Drug HypersensitivityHypersensitivity
Femur FractureBlood Testosterone Increased
Ankle FractureMenstruation Irregular
Adverse EventAlopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
DizzinessEndometrial Cancer Stage I
Abdominal DiscomfortMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Abscess (pus)
Fistula (an abnormal connection or passageway between two)
Impaired Healing

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)
Buspar (Bristol Myers Squibb)Testosterone (Par Pharm)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Drug IneffectiveDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Blood Testosterone Increased
DepressionHirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman)
AnxietyBreast Cancer
DizzinessHair Growth Abnormal
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage I (malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system- stage i)
Weight DecreasedAlopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainAnxiety

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Buspar (Bristol Myers Squibb)Testosterone (Par Pharm)
Femur FractureHirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman)
Drug HypersensitivityHypersensitivity
Fistula (an abnormal connection or passageway between two)Blood Testosterone Increased
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Androgel Diminishes Blood Level Of Estrogene
Injection Site PainMenstruation Irregular
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
Ankle FractureMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Endometrial Cancer Stage I
Dizziness
Abdominal Discomfort

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Related topic: Anxiety, Buspar, Testosterone

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On eHealthMe, Buspar (buspirone hydrochloride) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Testosterone (testosterone) is often used to treat testosterone. 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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