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Prednisone vs Ranitidine, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 38

This is personalized comparison of Prednisone vs Ranitidine for a female aged 38. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,968 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Ranitidine (latest outcomes from 997 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Jul, 29, 2014: 5,714 female patients aged 33 who take the same drugs are studied in Prednisone vs Ranitidine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Prednisone prednisonenot specified
Ranitidine ranitidinenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 33 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug Exposure During PregnancyLightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Migraine - Common (headache with nausea vomiting ,diarrhoea ,increased urination)
Headache (pain in head)Vertigo
Arthralgia (joint pain)Platelet Count Increased
Drug IneffectiveMigraine Aggravated (headache)
VomitingBurping (noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Tremor - Drug-induced (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body due to drug)
Asthenia (weakness)Constipation Aggravated

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Rash Maculo-papular (red area on the skin that is covered with small confluent bumps)Migraine - Common (headache with nausea vomiting ,diarrhoea ,increased urination)
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)Platelet Count Increased
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Vertigo
Keratitis (eye's cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed)Burping (noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth)
Optic Atrophy (the loss of a proportion of optic disc nerve fibres)Abdominal Bloating (feeling of tightness around abdomen)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (prolonged episodes of severe nausea, vomiting)
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Constipation Aggravated

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Ranitidine (ranitidine) 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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