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Prilosec vs Pepcid, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 54

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

What are the drugs

Prilosec (latest outcomes from 61,502 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Pepcid (latest outcomes from 22,823 users) has active ingredients of famotidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Jul, 25, 2014: 13,176 female patients aged 50 who take the same drugs are studied in Prilosec vs Pepcid

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female50Dyspepsia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Prilosec omeprazolenot specified
Pepcid famotidinenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 50 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PrilosecPepcid
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainPyrexia (fever)
Pyrexia (fever)Chest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveVomiting
PainDrug Ineffective
VomitingPain
AnxietyCondition Aggravated
DiarrhoeaAsthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PrilosecPepcid
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Malignant Pleural Effusion (a condition in which cancer causes an abnormal amount of fluid to collect between the thin layers of tissue lining of lung)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
DepressionSciatica (a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve)
Headache (pain in head)Platelet Count Decreased
DizzinessDepressed Level Of Consciousness
Abdominal PainDisseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)
Rash (redness)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)
VomitingPolymyositis (inflammatory muscle disease that causes weakness of the skeletal muscles)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Joint Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prilosec2.35%19.68%23.10%35.56%19.31%
Pepcid2.08%14.58%39.58%29.17%14.58%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Prilosec (omeprazole) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Pepcid (famotidine) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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