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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 150,007 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Ranitidine (latest outcomes from 1,002 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Nov, 1, 2014: 5,747 female patients aged 33 who take the same drugs are studied in Prednisone vs Ranitidine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female33asthma

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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)
PrednisoneRanitidine
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)
Pyrexia (fever)Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint)
Drug Exposure During PregnancyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Migraine - Common (headache with nausea vomiting ,diarrhoea ,increased urination)
Headache (pain in head)Platelet Count Increased
Arthralgia (joint pain)Vertigo
VomitingCyclic Vomiting Syndrome (prolonged episodes of severe nausea, vomiting)
Drug IneffectiveBurping (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)
PrednisoneRanitidine
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint)
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)Vertigo
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)Migraine - Common (headache with nausea vomiting ,diarrhoea ,increased urination)
Keratitis (eye's cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed)Abdominal Bloating (feeling of tightness around abdomen)
Optic Atrophy (the loss of a proportion of optic disc nerve fibres)Burping (noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)Migraine Aggravated (headache)
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (prolonged episodes of severe nausea, vomiting)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prednisone3.79%21.21%33.71%28.03%13.26%
Ranitidine0.00%19.35%48.39%22.58%9.68%

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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:

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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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