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Combivent vs Advair Diskus 500/50, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 90

This is personalized comparison of Combivent vs Advair Diskus 500/50 for a male aged 90. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Combivent (latest outcomes from 14,548 users) has active ingredients of albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromide. It is often used in asthma.

Advair diskus 500/50 (latest outcomes from 444 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate. It is often used in asthma.

On Aug, 29, 2014: 1,318 male patients aged 85 who take the same drugs are studied in Combivent vs Advair Diskus 500/50

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male85copd

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Combivent albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromidenot specified
Advair Diskus 500/50 fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 85 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CombiventAdvair Diskus 500/50
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
PneumoniaPneumonia
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
Chest PainCough
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
Confusional StateDeath
DizzinessChest Pain
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CombiventAdvair Diskus 500/50
Cardiac FailurePneumonia
Sinus Tachycardia (a heart rhythm with elevated rate of impulses originating from the sinoatrial node)Death
Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Cor Pulmonale (enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart)Oropharyngeal Pain
Supraventricular Extrasystoles (premature electrical impulse in the heart, generated above the level of the ventricle)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Anxiety AggravatedDizziness
Drug Ineffective
Staphylococcal Infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)
Pyrexia (fever)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Combivent0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%
Advair Diskus 500/500.00%16.67%66.67%16.67%0.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Combivent (albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromide) is often used to treat asthma. Advair Diskus 500/50 (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.

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