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Morphine Sulfate vs Methadone Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 54

This is personalized comparison of Morphine Sulfate vs Methadone Hydrochloride for a female aged 54. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Morphine sulfate (latest outcomes from 19,039 users) has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain.

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

On Jul, 26, 2014: 6,193 female patients aged 49 who take the same drugs are studied in Morphine Sulfate vs Methadone Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female49Chronic back pain nerve damage

Drugs to compare:

Morphine Sulfate morphine sulfateAb Generics
Methadone Hydrochloride methadone hydrochlorideMallinckrodt

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 49 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Morphine Sulfate (Ab Generics)Methadone Hydrochloride (Mallinckrodt)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainDrug Toxicity
Pyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Headache (pain in head)Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Headache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Vomiting
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)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)
Morphine Sulfate (Ab Generics)Methadone Hydrochloride (Mallinckrodt)
DepressionArthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)
Headache (pain in head)Ptsd (posttraumatic stress disorder)
AnxietySpinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal column)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Total Hip Replacement
OverdoseChronic Pain (long lasting pain)
PainOral Lichen Planus (a chronic inflammatory disease that causes bilateral white striations, papules, or plaques on the buccal mucosa)
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Shoulder Pain
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Memory Impairment
Oral Herpes (viral infection of mouth)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Oesophageal Candidiasis (fungal infection of oesophagus)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Morphine Sulfate0.72%20.14%46.04%22.30%10.79%
Methadone Hydrochloride2.83%12.26%33.02%29.25%22.64%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Morphine Sulfate (morphine sulfate) is often used to treat pain. Methadone Hydrochloride (methadone hydrochloride) 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.

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