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Coumadin vs Prevacid, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 77

This is personalized comparison of Coumadin vs Prevacid for a male aged 77. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,082 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots.

Prevacid (latest outcomes from 40,807 users) has active ingredients of lansoprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Sep, 10, 2014: 18,548 male patients aged 72 who take the same drugs are studied in Coumadin vs Prevacid

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male72Atrial Fibrillation

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Coumadin warfarin sodiumBristol Myers Squibb
Prevacid lansoprazoleTap Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 72 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Coumadin (Bristol Myers Squibb)Prevacid (Tap Pharm)
Inh

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Coumadin (Bristol Myers Squibb)Prevacid (Tap Pharm)
International Normalised Ratio IncreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Pyrexia (fever)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
DizzinessNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Asthenia (weakness)Diarrhoea
Cardiac Failure CongestiveHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
FallAsthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Coumadin (Bristol Myers Squibb)Prevacid (Tap Pharm)
International Normalised Ratio IncreasedPancreatic Carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)
Gastric Haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)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)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Haemorrhage (bleeding)Ejection Fraction Decreased (systolic heart failure)
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)
DizzinessVentricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)
FallThrombotic Stroke (stroke due to clot formation)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)
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)Renal Cyst (kidney cyst)
Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)Ventricular Extrasystoles (premature cardiac contraction)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Coumadin3.73%11.57%25.75%44.78%14.18%
Prevacid0.00%7.89%15.79%60.53%15.79%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Coumadin (warfarin sodium) is often used to treat blood clots. Prevacid (lansoprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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