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Talwin vs Percocet, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 30

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

What are the drugs

Talwin (latest outcomes from 418 users) has active ingredients of pentazocine lactate. It is often used in pain.

Percocet (latest outcomes from 26,435 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 750 male patients aged 26 who take the same drugs are studied in Talwin vs Percocet

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male26Joint pain

Drugs to compare:

Talwin pentazocine lactatenot specified
Percocet acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochlorideEndo Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 26 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
TalwinPercocet (Endo Pharms)
Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia With Eosinophilia (uncommon idiopathic condition that manifests in adults as isolated or grouped papules, plaques, or nodules in the skin of the head and neck)Drug Dependence
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)Headache (pain in head)
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Drug Abuser
Epidermal Necrolysis (skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs)Pain
Dermatitis Nos (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it)Vomiting
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Conjunctivitis Nec (pink eye)Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Fasciitis Nos (infection of muscle surrounding tissue)Drug Ineffective
Drug HypersensitivityOverdose

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
TalwinPercocet (Endo Pharms)
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Emotional Disorder
Restlessness (not able to rest)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Talwin (pentazocine lactate) is often used to treat pain. Percocet (acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride) 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:

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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