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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.

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What are the drugs

Prilosec (latest outcomes from 61,477 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Pepcid (latest outcomes from 22,818 users) has active ingredients of famotidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Apr, 26, 2014: 13,094 female patients aged 50 who take the 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 IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
PainVomiting
VomitingPain
AnxietyCondition Aggravated
DiarrhoeaHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)

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)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
DepressionMalignant 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)Sciatica (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
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Rash (redness)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Abdominal PainSepsis Nos (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
DizzinessArthralgia (joint pain)
VomitingDepressed Level Of Consciousness

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prilosec2.45%19.43%23.21%35.28%19.62%
Pepcid2.17%15.22%41.30%26.09%15.22%

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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:

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