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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.

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On Feb, 1, 2014: 3,203 people 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
Atroventn/an/an/a
Atroventn/an/an/a
Pulmicortn/an/an/a

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)
PneumoniaDyspnoea Nos (difficult or laboured respiration)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)AnxietySepsis (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
DizzinessInfectionCataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
ConstipationLeft Ventricular Failure (left ventricle fails to contract forcefully)Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)
Shortness Of BreathPneumoniaHypersensitivity Nos
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Gastrointestinal Disorder Nos (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
Chills (felling of cold)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Lupus-like Syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease)
Frequent Headaches (pain in head)Chest TightnessTongue Oedema (swelling of tongue)
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Breath OdourMuscle Sprain (muscle being strached beyond its capacity)
Vision BlurredRash (redness)
Erectile DysfunctionContusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)
Obsessive Thoughts (intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;)Labyrinthitis (inflammation of the labyrinth or inner ear)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Ventolin (Glaxosmithkline)AtroventPulmicort
Atroventn/an/an/a
Atroventn/an/an/a
Pulmicortn/an/an/a

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
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)Drug Ineffective
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Drug 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)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)AnxietySepsis (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
DizzinessChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)InfectionGlaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)
Vision BlurredLeft Ventricular Failure (left ventricle fails to contract forcefully)Hypersensitivity Nos
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)PneumoniaTongue Oedema (swelling of tongue)
ConstipationAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Muscle Sprain (muscle being strached beyond its capacity)
Chills (felling of cold)Breath OdourGastrointestinal Disorder Nos (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
Frequent Headaches (pain in head)Nasal Sinus DrainageLupus-like Syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease)
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Don't Achieve OrgasmHeart Rate Irregular
Shortness Of BreathChest TightnessHerpes Zoster
ConfusionEosinophil Count Increased

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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.

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