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Tylenol vs Metformin Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 77

This is personalized comparison of Tylenol vs Metformin Hydrochloride for a male aged 77. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Tylenol (latest outcomes from 55,607 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain.

Metformin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 14,600 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 15,963 male patients aged 72 who take the same drugs are studied in Tylenol vs Metformin Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male72diabetes

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Tylenol acetaminophennot specified
Metformin Hydrochloride metformin hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 72 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
TylenolMetformin Hydrochloride
Pyrexia (fever)Blood Glucose Increased
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight Decreased
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Asthenia (weakness)
DizzinessDiarrhoea
Asthenia (weakness)Drug Ineffective
Chest PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
TylenolMetformin Hydrochloride
Cardiac Failure CongestiveRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Erectile DysfunctionLactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Cardiogenic Shock (inadequate circulation of blood)
Cardiomegaly (increased size of heart than normal)Diarrhoea
Blood Chloride DecreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Vertigo PositionalMetabolic Acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)
Blood Glucose IncreasedAspartate Aminotransferase Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Tylenol5.19%33.77%35.06%25.97%0.00%
Metformin Hydrochloride0.39%12.36%51.74%29.73%5.79%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is often used to treat pain. Metformin Hydrochloride (metformin hydrochloride) is often used to treat diabetes. 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:

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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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