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Ultram vs Norco, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 56

This is personalized comparison of Ultram vs Norco for a male aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Ultram (latest outcomes from 14,500 users) has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Norco (latest outcomes from 6,784 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

On Jul, 23, 2014: 7,670 male patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Ultram vs Norco

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male51pk

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ultram tramadol hydrochlorideOrtho Mcneil Janssen
Norco acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrateWatson Labs

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 51 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ultram (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)Norco (Watson Labs)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessAnxiety
Chest PainDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Headache (pain in head)Pain
DepressionDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Back Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ultram (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)Norco (Watson Labs)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Angina Unstable (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle- unstable)Sexual Apathy (a low level of sexual interest)
Road Traffic AccidentLoss Of Memory
InjuryErectile Dysfunction
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
PainAnxiety
DepressionCoronary 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)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ultram3.14%31.45%45.28%16.35%3.77%
Norco0.63%21.14%46.37%19.87%11.99%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ultram (tramadol hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. Norco (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate) 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:

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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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