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Naproxen Sodium vs Simvastatin for a female patient aged 42

This is personalized comparison of Naproxen Sodium vs Simvastatin for a female aged 42. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Naproxen sodium (latest outcomes from 3,800 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,847 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Nov, 26, 2014: 2,973 female patients aged 37 who take the same drugs are studied in Naproxen Sodium vs Simvastatin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female37Shortness of breath

Drugs to compare:

Naproxen Sodium naproxen sodiumTeva
Simvastatin simvastatinTeva Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 37 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Naproxen Sodium (Teva)Simvastatin (Teva Pharms)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Chest Pain
Headache (pain in head)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Chest PainMyalgia (muscle pain)
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
HypersensitivityType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Vomiting
Urticaria Nos (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Dizziness
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Blood Cholesterol 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 (Teva)Simvastatin (Teva Pharms)
Hypercholesterolaemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)Dizziness
Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)Depression
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (pain at the temporomandibular joint due to various causes of increased muscle tension and spasm. it is believed that syndrome is a physical manifestation of psychological stress)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Cerebrovascular Stenosis (narrowing of brain blood vessels)Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs
HypersensitivityDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Headache (pain in head)Blood Cholesterol Increased
Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)Heart Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))Migraine (headache)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pregnancy
Cerebral Artery Occlusion (blockage of blood vessel of brain by fat or clot)Appetite Disorder Nos (abnormal eating habits)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Naproxen Sodium3.53%38.82%35.29%14.12%8.24%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Naproxen Sodium (naproxen sodium) is often used to treat pain. Simvastatin (simvastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. 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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