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Prilosec Otc vs Neurontin for a male patient aged 71

This is personalized comparison of Prilosec Otc vs Neurontin for a male aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Prilosec otc (latest outcomes from 744 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,791 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

On Mar, 4, 2015: 4,546 male patients aged 65 who take the same drugs are studied in Prilosec Otc vs Neurontin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male65nerve pain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Prilosec Otc omeprazole magnesiumnot specified
Neurontin gabapentinnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 65 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Prilosec OtcNeurontin
Anaemia (lack of blood)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Abdominal Pain UpperPain
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Dizziness
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Bladder Perforation (bladder trauma)Drug Ineffective
Myalgia (muscle pain)Asthenia (weakness)
Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Respiratory Tract InflammationAnxiety
Feeling HotRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Prilosec OtcNeurontin
Weight Gain PoorDizziness
High Blood Sugar (high blood sugar)Depression
Drug-induced Tremor (involuntary shaking due to the use of medication)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
High Blood PressureFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Red Face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
WeaknessPneumonia
Headache (pain in head)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainCerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Low Platelet Count (decrease of platelets in blood)Weight Decreased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prilosec Otc0.00%6.67%20.00%53.33%20.00%
Neurontin6.06%30.91%37.58%18.79%6.67%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Prilosec Otc (omeprazole magnesium) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. 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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