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Diclofenac Sodium vs Arthrotec for a male patient aged 53

Summary: 1,873 male patients aged 53 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Diclofenac Sodium vs Arthrotec for a male aged 53. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Diclofenac sodium (latest outcomes from 14,957 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis.

Arthrotec (latest outcomes from 5,782 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium; misoprostol. It is often used in arthritis.

On Mar, 24, 2015: 1,873 male patients aged 47 who take the same drugs 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)
PyrexiaDizziness
Renal Failure AcuteBack Pain
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedMyocardial Infarction
NauseaChest Pain
VomitingDepression
DizzinessMetabolic Acidosis
HeadacheDrug Toxicity
FatigueRenal Failure Acute
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedHypotension
RashAtrioventricular 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
Blood Creatinine IncreasedBronchopneumonia
C-reactive Protein IncreasedCarpal Tunnel Syndrome
Blood Amylase IncreasedBlood Potassium Increased
ArthralgiaBlood Cholesterol Increased
Abdominal PainArterial Restenosis
Erythema
Joint Swelling
White Blood Cell Count Increased
Synovial Fluid Crystal Present

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diclofenac Sodium6.82%11.36%40.91%29.55%11.36%
Arthrotec10.00%30.00%40.00%10.00%10.00%

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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.

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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