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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.

What are the drugs

Buspar (latest outcomes from 11,031 users) has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Testosterone (latest outcomes from 381 users) has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone.

On Aug, 10, 2014: 1,378 female patients aged 59 who take the same drugs are studied in Buspar vs Testosterone

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

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
Headache (pain in head)Hair Growth Abnormal
DizzinessNon-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)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Anxiety
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)
Aphasia (damage to the parts of the brain that control language)Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman)
Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)Hypersensitivity
Graves Disease (disease of the thyroid enlargement twice or more)Blood Testosterone Increased
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (skin disease that most commonly affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands or sebaceous glands)Menstruation Irregular
High Blood PressureAlopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
DepressionEndometrial Cancer Stage I
Nerve Root Injury Cervical (nerve root injury at the cervical vertebra)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Nerve Root Injury Lumbar (nerve root injury at the lumber vertebra)
Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (diabetes with nerve disorder, painful muscle wasting and weakness)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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

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