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Diclofenac Sodium vs Arthrotec, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 52

This is personalized comparison of Diclofenac Sodium vs Arthrotec for a male aged 52. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 14, 2014: 1,867 people are studied in Diclofenac Sodium vs Arthrotec

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male47pain, inflammation

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Diclofenac Sodium diclofenac sodiumSandoz
Arthrotec diclofenac sodium; misoprostolGd Searle Llc

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 47 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diclofenac Sodium (Sandoz)Arthrotec (Gd Searle Llc)
Pyrexia (fever)Dizziness
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Back Pain
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
DizzinessDepression
VomitingDrug Toxicity
Headache (pain in head)Metabolic Acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Vision Blurred
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)

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)Arthrotec (Gd Searle Llc)
VomitingPulmonary Fibrosis (formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedBronchopneumonia (inflammation of the lungs, arising in the bronchi or bronchioles)
C-reactive Protein IncreasedCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (nerve compression at wrist results numbness weakness, pain , swelling)
Blood Amylase IncreasedBlood Potassium Increased (damage to or disease of the kidney)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Blood Cholesterol Increased
Abdominal PainArterial Restenosis (recurrence of stenosis, a narrowing of a blood vessel, leading to restricted blood flow)
Gouty Arthritis (joint inflammation with crystal formation)
Joint Swelling
White Blood Cell Count Increased
Synovial Fluid Crystal Present

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Diclofenac Sodium (Sandoz)Arthrotec (Gd Searle Llc)
Pyrexia (fever)Dizziness
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Back Pain
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
DizzinessDepression
VomitingMetabolic Acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)
Headache (pain in head)Drug Toxicity
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Atrioventricular Block Complete (heart block complete)

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)Arthrotec (Gd Searle Llc)
VomitingPulmonary Fibrosis (formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (nerve compression at wrist results numbness weakness, pain , swelling)
Pyrexia (fever)Bronchopneumonia (inflammation of the lungs, arising in the bronchi or bronchioles)
High Blood Cholesterol And TriglyceridesBlood Potassium Increased (damage to or disease of the kidney)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Blood Cholesterol Increased
Gouty Arthritis (joint inflammation with crystal formation)Burning Sensation
Joint SwellingArterial Restenosis (recurrence of stenosis, a narrowing of a blood vessel, leading to restricted blood flow)
Rebound Effect (take-back effect)
White Blood Cell Count Increased
Synovial Fluid Crystal Present

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Diclofenac Sodium (diclofenac sodium) is often used to treat arthritis. Arthrotec (diclofenac sodium; misoprostol) is often used to treat arthritis. 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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