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Diclofenac Sodium vs Ibuprofen, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 68

This is personalized comparison of Diclofenac Sodium vs Ibuprofen for a female aged 68. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Diclofenac sodium (latest outcomes from 14,950 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis.

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,496 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

On Apr, 28, 2014: 8,689 female patients aged 63 who take the drugs are studied in Diclofenac Sodium vs Ibuprofen

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female63Pain fron Spinal Stenosis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Diclofenac Sodium diclofenac sodiumSandoz
Ibuprofen ibuprofenMutual Pharm

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 63 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diclofenac Sodium (Sandoz)Ibuprofen (Mutual Pharm)
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
VomitingDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DiarrhoeaVomiting
Arthralgia (joint pain)Headache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Arthralgia (joint pain)
PainDizziness
Headache (pain in head)Asthenia (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)
Diclofenac Sodium (Sandoz)Ibuprofen (Mutual Pharm)
Joint PainGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedFall
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAcute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
Blood Albumin IncreasedCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Gamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedGastrointestinal Infection (infection of stomach and intestine)
Blood Bilirubin IncreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
VomitingPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Large Intestinal UlcerDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
Bone Marrow FailureChest Pain
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Diarrhoea

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diclofenac Sodium6.58%31.58%38.16%19.74%3.95%
Ibuprofen1.27%24.05%44.30%24.68%5.70%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Diclofenac Sodium (diclofenac sodium) is often used to treat arthritis. Ibuprofen (ibuprofen) 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:

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