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Symbicort vs Spiriva vs Atrovent vs Combivent vs Advair Hfa for a male patient aged 74

Summary: 10,062 male patients aged 74 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Symbicort vs Spiriva vs Atrovent vs Combivent vs Advair Hfa for a male aged 74. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,476 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

Spiriva (latest outcomes from 50,501 users) has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Atrovent (latest outcomes from 13,755 users) has active ingredients of ipratropium bromide. It is often used in asthma.

Combivent (latest outcomes from 14,551 users) has active ingredients of albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromide. It is often used in asthma.

Advair hfa (latest outcomes from 6,814 users) has active ingredients of fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate. It is often used in asthma.

On Apr, 12, 2015: 10,062 male patients aged 68 who take the same drugs are studied in Symbicort vs Spiriva vs Atrovent vs Combivent vs Advair Hfa

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male68COPD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Symbicort budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrateAstrazeneca
Spiriva tiotropium bromide monohydrateBoehringer Ingelheim
Atrovent ipratropium bromideBoehringer Ingelheim
Combivent albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromideBoehringer Ingelheim
Advair Hfa fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoateGlaxosmithkline

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 68 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Symbicort (Astrazeneca)Spiriva (Boehringer Ingelheim)Atrovent (Boehringer Ingelheim)Combivent (Boehringer Ingelheim)Advair Hfa (Glaxosmithkline)
DyspnoeaDyspnoeaDyspnoeaDyspnoeaDyspnoea
Drug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveNauseaDrug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
PneumoniaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseasePneumoniaPneumoniaPneumonia
CoughPneumoniaPyrexiaHypotensionAsthenia
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseAstheniaHypotensionPyrexiaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
PyrexiaFatigueDyspnoea NosNauseaNausea
DysphoniaCoughCardiac Failure CongestiveAstheniaFatigue
ThrombocytopeniaOedema PeripheralChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCough
WheezingNauseaCondition AggravatedCardiac Failure CongestiveHypotension
NasopharyngitisDry MouthAtrial FibrillationFatigueMyocardial Infarction

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Symbicort (Astrazeneca)Spiriva (Boehringer Ingelheim)Atrovent (Boehringer Ingelheim)Combivent (Boehringer Ingelheim)Advair Hfa (Glaxosmithkline)
CholangitisDrug IneffectiveChest DiscomfortAccidental OverdoseVisual Acuity Reduced
Pancreatic CarcinomaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCompleted SuicideDyspnoeaCough
CoughCerebrovascular AccidentTumour Lysis SyndromeGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDrug Ineffective
AphoniaHypertensionTumour FlarePolyuriaDyspnoea
Metastases To LiverAcute Respiratory FailureThrombocytopeniaRespiratory ArrestPneumonia
Drug IneffectiveRenal FailureRenal FailureDrug IneffectivePhotophobia
WheezingVision BlurredAstheniaCyanosisAbdominal Discomfort
PyrexiaAcute Coronary SyndromeHyperkalaemiaDevice FailureGout
PneumoniaPneumoniaRhabdomyolysisAnaphylactic ReactionBronchitis
Shortness Of BreathBone Density DecreasedRenal Failure AcuteLobar Pneumonia NosCompleted Suicide

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Symbicort0.00%8.70%60.87%30.43%0.00%
Spiriva6.25%23.44%42.19%23.44%4.69%
Atrovent0.00%0.00%88.89%0.00%11.11%
Combivent8.33%25.00%58.33%0.00%8.33%
Advair Hfa0.00%17.39%36.96%30.43%15.22%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Symbicort (budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is often used to treat asthma. Spiriva (tiotropium bromide monohydrate) is often used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) is often used to treat asthma. Combivent (albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromide) is often used to treat asthma. Advair Hfa (fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate) 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:

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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