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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 Feb, 21, 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:

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
DizzinessMetabolic 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)
Rash (redness)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 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)
Erythema (redness of the skin)
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%

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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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