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Vicodin vs Aleve, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 31

This is personalized comparison of Vicodin vs Aleve for a female aged 31. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,278 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,543 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

On Jun, 8, 2014: 3,857 female patients aged 26 who take the same drugs are studied in Vicodin vs Aleve

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female26Pain - abdomen

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Vicodin acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrateAbbott
Aleve naproxen sodiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 26 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Vicodin (Abbott)Aleve
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
VomitingVomiting
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
DepressionChest Pain
AnxietyDizziness
PainNon-accidental Overdose
Abdominal PainAbdominal Pain Nos
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
Chest PainDrug Ineffective
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Urticaria Nos (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Vicodin (Abbott)Aleve
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
VomitingMigraine (headache)
Chest PainRespiratory Depression (respiration has a rate below 12 breaths)
Pain - BackRespiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
Headache (pain in head)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
PainMetabolic Acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder (abnormal intestinal contractions)Brain Death
Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of food from the stomach)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Vicodin1.50%18.67%33.91%36.27%9.66%
Aleve4.05%22.97%43.24%27.03%2.70%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Vicodin (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate) is often used to treat pain. Aleve (naproxen sodium) 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.

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