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Valium vs Norco, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 71

This is personalized comparison of Valium vs Norco for a male aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,805 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Norco (latest outcomes from 6,828 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 5,613 male patients aged 66 who take the same drugs are studied in Valium vs Norco

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male66Anal Fissure

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Valium diazepamRoche
Norco acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrateWatson Labs

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 66 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Norco (Watson Labs)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Drug IneffectiveAnxiety
Pyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AnxietyAnaemia (lack of blood)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
PainAsthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
Confusional StateChest 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)
Valium (Roche)Norco (Watson Labs)
DizzinessDepression
ConstipationMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Erectile DysfunctionDizziness
Sleep DisorderAnxiety
Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)Constipation
Spinal Disorder (disease of spine a back bone)Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Cardiac Disorder
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)
Cardiac DisorderSpinal Disorder (disease of spine a back bone)
NervousnessNervousness

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Valium8.57%24.29%24.29%28.57%14.29%
Norco0.63%15.72%52.20%21.38%10.06%

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Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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:

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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