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Ventolin vs Atrovent vs Pulmicort, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Ventolin vs Atrovent vs Pulmicort for a male aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Ventolin (latest outcomes from 14,395 users) has active ingredients of albuterol sulfate. It is often used in asthma.

Atrovent (latest outcomes from 13,753 users) has active ingredients of ipratropium bromide. It is often used in asthma.

Pulmicort (latest outcomes from 13,918 users) has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma.

On Nov, 9, 2014: 3,218 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

Drugs to compare:

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

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ventolin (Glaxosmithkline)AtroventPulmicort
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Drug IneffectivePneumoniaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Pneumonia
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Chest Pain
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Pyrexia (fever)Drug Ineffective
DizzinessDrug IneffectiveCough
AsthmaChest PainPyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)PainMulti-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Dyspnoea Nos (difficult or laboured respiration)Myalgia (muscle pain)
PneumoniaAnxietySepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)

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 Ears (a ringing in the ears)InfectionCataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
DizzinessLeft Ventricular Failure (left ventricle fails to contract forcefully)Hypersensitivity Nos
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)PneumoniaGlaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)
ConstipationChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Lupus-like Syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease)
Chills (felling of cold)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Tongue Oedema (swelling of tongue)
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Chest TightnessHeadache (pain in head)
Frequent Headaches (pain in head)Breath OdourGastrointestinal Disorder Nos (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
Shortness Of BreathMuscle Sprain (muscle being strached beyond its capacity)
Vision BlurredLabyrinthitis (inflammation of the labyrinth or inner ear)
Suicidal ThoughtsContusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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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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