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Vicodin vs Valium for a male patient aged 45

Summary: 6,669 male patients aged 45 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Vicodin vs Valium for a male aged 45. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,334 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,830 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Feb, 24, 2015: 6,669 male patients aged 40 who take the same drugs are studied in Vicodin vs Valium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male40Muscle pain

Drugs to compare:

Vicodin acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartratenot specified
Valium diazepamnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 40 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainHeadache (pain in head)
Chest PainAnxiety
Back PainDrug Ineffective
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Drug DependenceDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Headache (pain in head)Drug Dependence
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Vomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Suicidal Ideation
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietySensory Disturbance (sense disturbance)
Weight DecreasedTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Asthenia (weakness)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Drug DependenceLethargy (tiredness)
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedErectile Dysfunction

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Vicodin (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate) is often used to treat pain. Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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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