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Metaxalone vs Vicodin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 27

This is personalized comparison of Metaxalone vs Vicodin for a female aged 27. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Metaxalone (latest outcomes from 960 users) has active ingredients of metaxalone. It is often used in back pain - low.

Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,318 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 2,294 female patients aged 23 who take the same drugs are studied in Metaxalone vs Vicodin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female23Treatment - back strain

Drugs to compare:

Metaxalone metaxalonenot specified
Vicodin acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartratenot specified

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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pyrexia (fever)Vomiting
AnxietyAbdominal Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain
Rash (redness)Headache (pain in head)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Abdominal Pain Upper
Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder)Chest Pain
Suicide AttemptDepression
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pain - LegNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Abdominal Pain
Esophageal Spasm (disorder of oesophageal motility)
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)
Headache (pain in head)
Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of food from the stomach)
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder (abnormal intestinal contractions)
Drug Dependence
Drug Abuser

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Metaxalone (metaxalone) is often used to treat back pain - low. 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

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