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Norco vs Vicoprofen, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 74

This is personalized comparison of Norco vs Vicoprofen for a male aged 74. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Norco (latest outcomes from 6,828 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

Vicoprofen (latest outcomes from 1,176 users) has active ingredients of hydrocodone bitartrate; ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 3,081 male patients aged 70 who take the same drugs are studied in Norco vs Vicoprofen

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male70Pain Management

Drugs to compare:

Norco acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrateWatson Labs
Vicoprofen hydrocodone bitartrate; ibuprofenAbbott

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 70 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Norco (Watson Labs)Vicoprofen (Abbott)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Asthenia (weakness)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
DizzinessFebrile Neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Diarrhoea
PneumoniaAtelectasis (partial or complete collapse of the lung)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Constipation

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Norco (Watson Labs)Vicoprofen (Abbott)
DepressionSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Toxic Encephalopathy (a degenerative neurologic disorder caused by exposure to toxic substances)
Short-term Memory LossPyrexia (fever)
Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)Metabolic Encephalopathy (disorder or disease of the brain due to the body's disability to use energy)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Confusional State
Shoulder PainEncephalopathy (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition)
AsthmaHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Obstructive Airways Disorder (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Chills (felling of cold)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Norco (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate) is often used to treat pain. Vicoprofen (hydrocodone bitartrate; 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.

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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