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Naproxen Sodium vs Diclofenac Sodium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 62

This is personalized comparison of Naproxen Sodium vs Diclofenac Sodium for a male aged 62. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Naproxen sodium (latest outcomes from 3,796 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

Diclofenac sodium (latest outcomes from 14,953 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis.

On Jul, 24, 2014: 3,577 male patients aged 57 who take the same drugs are studied in Naproxen Sodium vs Diclofenac Sodium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Naproxen Sodium naproxen sodiumBanner Pharmacaps
Diclofenac Sodium diclofenac sodiumMartec Usa Llc

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 57 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Naproxen Sodium (Banner Pharmacaps)Diclofenac Sodium (Martec Usa Llc)
DepressionPyrexia (fever)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessC-reactive Protein Increased
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Vomiting
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Haemoglobin Decreased
Blood Pressure IncreasedDiarrhoea
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Condition Aggravated
Rash (redness)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Naproxen Sodium (Banner Pharmacaps)Diclofenac Sodium (Martec Usa Llc)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Breath OdourErythema (redness of the skin)
Intracranial Aneurysm (bulging, weak area in the wall of a cranial artery)Blood Creatinine Increased
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Haemorrhage Intracranial (bleeding within the skull)Abdominal Pain
Loss Of ConsciousnessC-reactive Protein Increased
InfectionPyrexia (fever)
Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)Blood Amylase Increased
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)White Blood Cell Count Increased
Hepatic Cirrhosis (chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue)High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Naproxen Sodium1.54%15.38%53.85%21.54%7.69%
Diclofenac Sodium6.25%34.38%26.56%25.00%7.81%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Naproxen Sodium (naproxen sodium) is often used to treat pain. Diclofenac Sodium (diclofenac sodium) is often used to treat arthritis. 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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