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Tizanidine Hydrochloride vs Carisoprodol, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 69

This is personalized comparison of Tizanidine Hydrochloride vs Carisoprodol for a male aged 69. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Tizanidine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 1,521 users) has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Carisoprodol (latest outcomes from 1,775 users) has active ingredients of carisoprodol. It is often used in muscle spasms.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 585 male patients aged 65 who take the same drugs are studied in Tizanidine Hydrochloride vs Carisoprodol

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male65Stress and anxiety

Drugs to compare:

Tizanidine Hydrochloride tizanidine hydrochlorideSandoz
Carisoprodol carisoprodolWatson Labs

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)
Tizanidine Hydrochloride (Sandoz)Carisoprodol (Watson Labs)
Asthenia (weakness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Dizziness
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Anxiety
Back PainDrug Ineffective
Pyrexia (fever)Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
Confusional StateNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Depression
Urinary Tract InfectionInsomnia (sleeplessness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Tizanidine Hydrochloride (Sandoz)Carisoprodol (Watson Labs)
Chills (felling of cold)Sperm Concentration Zero (zero sperm)
Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Short-term Memory Loss
Atrioventricular Block First Degree (heart block first degree)Acne (skin problems that cause pimples)
Weight DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Cold SweatStool Analysis Abnormal
Heart Rate DecreasedPelvic Kidney (kidney does not ascend as it should in normal childhood development it remains in the pelvic area)
Ventricular Extrasystoles (premature cardiac contraction)Axonal Neuropathy (dysfunction of axon nerves)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Supraventricular Extrasystoles (premature electrical impulse in the heart, generated above the level of the ventricle)
Loss Of Consciousness

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Tizanidine Hydrochloride0.00%37.50%37.50%18.75%6.25%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Tizanidine Hydrochloride (tizanidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Carisoprodol (carisoprodol) is often used to treat muscle spasms. 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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