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Celebrex vs Aleve, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 61

This is personalized comparison of Celebrex vs Aleve for a female aged 61. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Celebrex (latest outcomes from 74,515 users) has active ingredients of celecoxib. It is often used in arthritis.

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,557 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 9,914 female patients aged 56 who take the same drugs are studied in Celebrex vs Aleve

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female56Arthritis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Celebrex celecoxibGd Searle
Aleve naproxen sodiumBayer

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 56 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celebrex (Gd Searle)Aleve (Bayer)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
PainChest Pain
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AnxietyHeadache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Chest PainBack Pain
Headache (pain in head)Pain
Drug IneffectiveDizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celebrex (Gd Searle)Aleve (Bayer)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Depression
DepressionAnxiety
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveOsteonecrosis (death of bone)
Cardiac DisorderBlood Cholesterol Increased
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Scleroderma (hard skin)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Celebrex2.48%16.83%44.55%26.73%9.41%
Aleve0.91%33.64%38.18%18.18%9.09%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Celebrex (celecoxib) is often used to treat arthritis. Aleve (naproxen sodium) is often used to treat pain. 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.

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