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Fioricet vs Vicodin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 28

This is personalized comparison of Fioricet vs Vicodin for a female aged 28. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Fioricet (latest outcomes from 4,071 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine. It is often used in migraine.

Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,313 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 2,519 female patients aged 23 who take the same drugs are studied in Fioricet vs Vicodin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female23Migraine - classic

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Fioricet acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeineWatson Pharms
Vicodin acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrateAbbott

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 23 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Fioricet (Watson Pharms)Vicodin (Abbott)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyVomiting
Headache (pain in head)Abdominal Pain
VomitingAnxiety
Drug DependencePain
DeathHeadache (pain in head)
PainAbdominal Pain Upper
Back PainChest Pain
Suicide AttemptDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Depression

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Fioricet (Watson Pharms)Vicodin (Abbott)
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Abdominal Pain
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Pain
Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder (abnormal intestinal contractions)
Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of food from the stomach)
Esophageal Spasm (disorder of oesophageal motility)
Headache (pain in head)
Drug Dependence
Emotional Distress

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Fioricet8.82%26.47%23.53%26.47%14.71%
Vicodin2.87%16.33%34.10%34.96%11.75%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Fioricet (acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine) is often used to treat migraine. Vicodin (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate) 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:

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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