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Pulmicort Respules vs Qvar 40, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 12

This is personalized comparison of Pulmicort Respules vs Qvar 40 for a male aged 12. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Pulmicort respules (latest outcomes from 1,507 users) has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma.

Qvar 40 (latest outcomes from 2,379 users) has active ingredients of beclomethasone dipropionate. It is often used in asthma.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 1,216 male patients aged 8 who take the same drugs are studied in Pulmicort Respules vs Qvar 40

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male8Asthma - pediatric

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Pulmicort Respules budesonideAstrazeneca
Qvar 40 beclomethasone dipropionatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 8 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pulmicort Respules (Astrazeneca)Qvar 40
CoughAsthma Aggravated
AsthmaPyrexia (fever)
Drug IneffectiveCough
AggressionAbdominal Pain Nos
Psychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)Dermatitis Nos (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Abnormal BehaviourDrug Effect Decreased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Suicidal IdeationAggression
IrritabilityFlushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Pulmicort Respules (Astrazeneca)Qvar 40
IrritabilityMuscle Pain (muscle pain)
Anaphylactic Reaction (serious allergic reaction)Pain - Joints
AsthmaAnxiety
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
Abnormal BehaviourCough
Suicidal IdeationGrowth Retardation (delayed growth)
AggressionLung Infiltration (a substance that normally includes fluid, inflammatory exudates or cells that fill a region of lung)
Wrist FractureSinusitis Nos (inflammation of sinus)
Weight GainAsthma Aggravated
Asthma AggravatedAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Pulmicort Respules0.00%10.71%53.57%32.14%3.57%
Qvar 400.00%5.88%70.59%5.88%17.65%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Pulmicort Respules (budesonide) is often used to treat asthma. Qvar 40 (beclomethasone dipropionate) is often used to treat asthma. 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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