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Januvia vs Onglyza, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 92

This is personalized comparison of Januvia vs Onglyza for a female aged 92. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Januvia (latest outcomes from 19,542 users) has active ingredients of sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes.

Onglyza (latest outcomes from 2,712 users) has active ingredients of saxagliptin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

What is the symptom

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) (latest reports from 1,917,177 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, quit smoking, depression, pain.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 325 female patients aged 88 who take the same drugs are studied in Januvia vs Onglyza

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female88Type 2 diabetes

Drugs to compare:

Januvia sitagliptin phosphateMerck Co Inc
Onglyza saxagliptin hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 88 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Januvia (Merck Co Inc)Onglyza

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Januvia (Merck Co Inc)Onglyza
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Headache (pain in head)
Blood Glucose IncreasedOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
DizzinessUrinary Tract Infection
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Glucose Increased
Drug IneffectiveArthralgia (joint pain)
Asthenia (weakness)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
Headache (pain in head)Rash (redness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Januvia (Merck Co Inc)Onglyza
Oedema (fluid collection in tissue)
Oesophageal Ulcer (ulcer of oesophagus)
Renal Mass (mass in kidney)
Gastric Varices
Pancreatic Cyst
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)
Eructation (release of gas from the digestive tract)
Dyspepsia (indigestion)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Januvia (sitagliptin phosphate) is often used to treat diabetes. Onglyza (saxagliptin hydrochloride) is often used to treat diabetes. 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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