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Evista vs Actonel, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 62

This is personalized comparison of Evista vs Actonel for a female aged 62. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Evista (latest outcomes from 18,173 users) has active ingredients of raloxifene hydrochloride. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Actonel (latest outcomes from 17,608 users) has active ingredients of risedronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

On Nov, 11, 2014: 6,682 female patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Evista vs Actonel

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female58Osteoporosis Postmenopausal

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Evista raloxifene hydrochlorideLilly
Actonel risedronate sodiumProcter And Gamble

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 58 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Evista (Lilly)Actonel (Procter And Gamble)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainPain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Back Pain
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
AnxietyAnxiety
Drug IneffectivePain In Extremity
Weight IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pain In ExtremityVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Evista (Lilly)Actonel (Procter And Gamble)
Drug IneffectiveOsteonecrosis (death of bone)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)
Bone Density DecreasedJaw Disorder (jaw disease)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Bone Density Decreased
Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)Depression
FallAnxiety
Breast CancerPain In Jaw
Pain In ExtremityImpaired Healing
AnxietyFall
Arthralgia (joint pain)Arthralgia (joint pain)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Evista2.22%24.44%35.56%28.89%8.89%
Actonel15.22%23.91%36.96%19.57%4.35%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Evista (raloxifene hydrochloride) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Actonel (risedronate sodium) is often used to treat osteoporosis. 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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