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Spiriva vs Symbicort, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 30

This is personalized comparison of Spiriva vs Symbicort for a male aged 30. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 25, 2014: 141 people are studied in Spiriva vs Symbicort

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male25COPD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Spiriva tiotropium bromide monohydrateBoehringer Ingelheim
Symbicort budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrateAstrazeneca

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 25 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Spiriva (Boehringer Ingelheim)Symbicort (Astrazeneca)
AsthmaAsthma
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Loss Of ConsciousnessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Hypokalaemia (low potassium)
DependenceHypersensitivity
Headache (pain in head)Vomiting
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Myalgia (muscle pain)
PainFall
Hypoventilation (too shallow or too slow breathing, which does not meet the needs of the body)Blood Phosphorus Decreased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Spiriva (Boehringer Ingelheim)Symbicort (Astrazeneca)
Vitreous Floaters (spots before the eyes)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Spiriva (Boehringer Ingelheim)Symbicort (Astrazeneca)
AsthmaAsthma
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Loss Of ConsciousnessHypokalaemia (low potassium)
Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)Hypersensitivity
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Vomiting
PainHyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)Glycosuria (excretion of glucose into the urine)
Hypoventilation (too shallow or too slow breathing, which does not meet the needs of the body)Fall

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Spiriva (Boehringer Ingelheim)Symbicort (Astrazeneca)
Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
Vitreous Floaters (spots before the eyes)
Pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium)
Linear Iga Disease (a rare, idiopathic or drug-induced autoimmune blistering disease of skin)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Anxiety
Depression
Anticipatory Anxiety (anxiety that we experience in anticipation of exposure to our frightening triggers)
Irritability
Lethargy (tiredness)

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On eHealthMe, Spiriva (tiotropium bromide monohydrate) is often used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate) 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.

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