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Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride vs Methylprednisolone, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 74

This is personalized comparison of Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride vs Methylprednisolone for a male aged 74. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 28, 2014: 1,381 male patients aged 69 who take the drugs are studied in Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride vs Methylprednisolone

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male69Back pain - low

Drugs to compare:

Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride cyclobenzaprine hydrochlorideWatson Labs
Methylprednisolone methylprednisolonenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 69 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride (Watson Labs)Methylprednisolone
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pyrexia (fever)
DizzinessRespiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
Back PainAsthenia (weakness)
FallRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveGeneral Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)
PneumoniaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Weight Decreased
Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride (Watson Labs)Methylprednisolone
Ankylosing Spondylitis (type of arthritis affecting the spine)Respiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
Anemia (less than the normal quantity of haemoglobin in the blood)Pyrexia (fever)
High Blood PressurePneumonia Chlamydial (pneumonia that can be caused by various types of the bacteria known as chlamydia)
High Blood Cholesterol And TriglyceridesPulmonary Mycosis (lung infection caused by yeast-like fungi)
Dizziness AggravatedCardiac Arrest
Chronic Pain (long lasting pain)Pneumonia
Short-term Memory LossHyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
Pneumonitis (inflammation of the walls of the alveoli in the lungs)
Cardiac Failure
Interstitial Lung Disease

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride13.33%13.33%56.67%13.33%3.33%

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Related topic: Back pain - low, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Methylprednisolone

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On eHealthMe, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone) is often used to treat inflammation. 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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