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Methadone Hydrochloride vs Advil, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 40

This is personalized comparison of Methadone Hydrochloride vs Advil for a male aged 40. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Methadone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,824 users) has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,811 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 3,765 male patients aged 35 who take the same drugs are studied in Methadone Hydrochloride vs Advil

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male35Chronic Pain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Methadone Hydrochloride methadone hydrochlorideMallinckrodt
Advil ibuprofennot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 35 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methadone Hydrochloride (Mallinckrodt)Advil
Drug ToxicityNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Pyrexia (fever)
Cardiac ArrestHeadache (pain in head)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Depression
Drug Screen PositiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Drug Ineffective
Respiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)Vomiting
VomitingChest Pain
OverdoseBack Pain
Multiple Drug OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methadone Hydrochloride (Mallinckrodt)Advil
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Depression
ConstipationUrinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)
Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
DizzinessVentricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)
Dysuria (painful or difficult urination)Hypercholesterolaemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)
FallGastritis (inflammation of stomach)
Loss Of ConsciousnessGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
DepressionEmotional Distress
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Methadone Hydrochloride0.00%13.59%38.83%27.18%20.39%
Advil2.88%22.30%39.57%23.02%12.23%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Methadone Hydrochloride (methadone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. Advil (ibuprofen) 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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