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Prilosec Otc vs Neurontin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 70

This is personalized comparison of Prilosec Otc vs Neurontin for a male aged 70. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Prilosec otc (latest outcomes from 732 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole magnesium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,761 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

On Aug, 27, 2014: 4,524 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
Feeling HotNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Dizziness
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Drug Ineffective
Bladder Perforation (bladder trauma)Asthenia (weakness)
Drug IneffectiveMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells)Anxiety
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal 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
High Blood PressureDizziness
Weight Gain PoorCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
High Blood Sugar (high blood sugar)Depression
Red Face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainHypertension (high blood pressure)
Low Platelet Count (decrease of platelets in blood)Cerebrovascular 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)
WeaknessMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Headache (pain in head)Pneumonia
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prilosec Otc0.00%7.14%25.00%50.00%17.86%
Neurontin6.15%27.93%34.08%23.46%8.38%

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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 pain. 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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