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Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 68

This is personalized comparison of Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole for a female aged 68. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lansoprazole (latest outcomes from 35,367 users) has active ingredients of lansoprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,712 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 19,461 female patients aged 63 who take the same drugs are studied in Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female63hiatis hernea with acid reflux

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lansoprazole lansoprazoleTeva Pharms
Omeprazole omeprazoleAndrx Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 63 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Lansoprazole (Teva Pharms)Omeprazole (Andrx Pharms)
Interference With Efficient Digestion

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lansoprazole (Teva Pharms)Omeprazole (Andrx Pharms)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaChest Pain
Chest PainPyrexia (fever)
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
Headache (pain in head)Diarrhoea
DizzinessPain
Drug IneffectiveVomiting
Arthralgia (joint pain)Drug Ineffective

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lansoprazole (Teva Pharms)Omeprazole (Andrx Pharms)
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoea
Irritable Bowel SyndromeHypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Tetany (involuntary contraction of muscles)
Panic AttackInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dizziness
Heart Rate IncreasedUrinary Tract Infection
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fall
Abdominal Pain UpperHypocalcaemia (levels of calcium in blood serum are abnormally low)
CoughNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypomagnesaemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood)Acid Reflux (stomach acids rise up)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lansoprazole3.77%13.84%28.30%36.48%17.61%
Omeprazole1.74%11.76%32.24%36.60%17.65%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lansoprazole (lansoprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Omeprazole (omeprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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