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Ventolin vs Atrovent vs Pulmicort for a male patient aged 65

Summary: 3,223 male patients aged 65 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Ventolin vs Atrovent vs Pulmicort for a male aged 65. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Ventolin (latest outcomes from 14,414 users) has active ingredients of albuterol sulfate. It is often used in asthma.

Atrovent (latest outcomes from 13,755 users) has active ingredients of ipratropium bromide. It is often used in asthma.

Pulmicort (latest outcomes from 13,921 users) has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma.

On May, 11, 2015: 3,223 male patients aged 59 who take the same drugs are studied in Ventolin vs Atrovent vs Pulmicort

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male59Asthma

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ventolin albuterol sulfateGlaxosmithkline
Atrovent ipratropium bromidenot specified
Pulmicort budesonidenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 59 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Ventolin (Glaxosmithkline)AtroventPulmicort
Atrovent
Atrovent
Pulmicort

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ventolin (Glaxosmithkline)AtroventPulmicort
DyspnoeaDyspnoeaDyspnoea
Drug IneffectiveHypotensionNausea
Chest PainPneumoniaPneumonia
NauseaNauseaChest Pain
Myocardial InfarctionPyrexiaDrug Ineffective
DizzinessDrug IneffectiveCough
AsthmaChest PainPyrexia
FatiguePainMyalgia
PneumoniaDyspnoea NosMulti-organ Failure
HypotensionAnxietySepsis

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ventolin (Glaxosmithkline)AtroventPulmicort
Ringing In The EarsChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCataract
DizzinessShortness Of BreathHypersensitivity Nos
HypoglycaemiaInfectionGlaucoma
ConstipationLeft Ventricular FailureLupus-like Syndrome
HyperkalaemiaPneumoniaTongue Oedema
Frequent HeadachesPanic AttacksHeadache
Shortness Of BreathMuscle Cramps AggravatedGastrointestinal Disorder Nos
Vision BlurredBreath OdourMuscle Sprain
Suicidal ThoughtsChest TightnessLabyrinthitis
Obsessive ThoughtsAtrial FibrillationContusion

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ventolin0.00%39.29%25.00%17.86%17.86%
Atrovent16.67%8.33%50.00%16.67%8.33%
Pulmicort5.26%5.26%42.11%31.58%15.79%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ventolin (albuterol sulfate) is often used to treat asthma. Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) is often used to treat asthma. Pulmicort (budesonide) is often used to treat asthma. 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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