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Methadone Hydrochloride vs Advil for a male patient aged 41

Summary: 3,773 male patients aged 41 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Methadone Hydrochloride vs Advil for a male aged 41. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Methadone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,863 users) has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,827 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

On May, 23, 2015: 3,774 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:

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
Completed SuicidePyrexia
Cardiac ArrestHeadache
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeDepression
Drug Screen PositiveFatigue
Cardio-respiratory ArrestDrug Ineffective
Respiratory ArrestVomiting
VomitingChest Pain
OverdoseBack Pain
Multiple Drug OverdoseInsomnia

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
ComaVentricular Tachycardia
AmnesiaAcute Myocardial Infarction
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeUrinary Retention
Loss Of ConsciousnessGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
Muscle SpasmsEmotional Distress

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Methadone Hydrochloride0.00%11.90%39.29%27.38%21.43%

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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.

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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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