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Lansoprazole vs Nexium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 73

This is personalized comparison of Lansoprazole vs Nexium for a male aged 73. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lansoprazole (latest outcomes from 35,372 users) has active ingredients of lansoprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Nexium (latest outcomes from 73,110 users) has active ingredients of esomeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 9,455 male patients aged 69 who take the same drugs are studied in Lansoprazole vs Nexium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male69Acid Reflux

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lansoprazole lansoprazoleTeva Pharms
Nexium esomeprazole magnesiumAstrazeneca

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 69 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lansoprazole (Teva Pharms)Nexium (Astrazeneca)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Diarrhoea
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Vomiting
Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Asthenia (weakness)
DiarrhoeaPain
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Chest Pain

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)Nexium (Astrazeneca)
Bloating (feeling of tightness around abdomen)Erectile Dysfunction
Pancreatic Carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)Weight Decreased
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Ejection Fraction Decreased (systolic heart failure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Bad BreathTonic Seizures (all the muscles to suddenly become stiff)
Ventricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Thrombotic Stroke (stroke due to clot formation)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Irregular Heartbeat (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)Nephritis Interstitial (a kidney condition characterized by swelling in between the kidney tubules)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lansoprazole1.32%13.16%10.53%61.84%13.16%
Nexium1.99%8.61%23.84%37.09%28.48%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lansoprazole (lansoprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) 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.

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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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