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Methylprednisolone vs Vicodin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 35

This is personalized comparison of Methylprednisolone vs Vicodin for a male aged 35. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Methylprednisolone (latest outcomes from 5,856 users) has active ingredients of methylprednisolone. It is often used in inflammation.

Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,289 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

On Aug, 23, 2014: 2,088 male patients aged 29 who take the same drugs are studied in Methylprednisolone vs Vicodin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male29broken toe

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Methylprednisolone methylprednisoloneCadista Pharms
Vicodin acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrateAbbott

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 29 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methylprednisolone (Cadista Pharms)Vicodin (Abbott)
Pyrexia (fever)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDepression
Weight DecreasedAnxiety
Cytomegalovirus InfectionPain
Kidney Transplant RejectionDrug Dependence
DepressionBack Pain
PainHeadache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
VomitingVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methylprednisolone (Cadista Pharms)Vicodin (Abbott)
Drug IneffectiveNeck Pain
PainHeadache (pain in head)
Meningitis Bacterial (bacterial inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges)Foaming At Mouth (excess saliva secretion)
Arachnoiditis (neuropathic disease caused by inflammation of the arachnoid)Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)
Anoxic Encephalopathy (brain damage due to lack of oxygen)
Snoring
Overdose
Peripheral Coldness
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Arthropathy

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Methylprednisolone6.67%33.33%26.67%26.67%6.67%
Vicodin2.54%25.38%34.52%30.96%6.60%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone) is often used to treat inflammation. 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:

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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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