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Vicodin vs Valium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 44

This is personalized comparison of Vicodin vs Valium for a male aged 44. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,303 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,805 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Sep, 19, 2014: 6,601 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:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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)
VicodinValium
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyDepression
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)
VicodinValium
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionSuicidal Ideation
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Sensory Disturbance (sense disturbance)
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves at the level of the lumbar bone)Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
Anxiety Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
Back InjuryLethargy (tiredness)
AnxietyMemory Impairment
Degenerative Joint Disease (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Anxiety

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Vicodin1.49%20.07%42.75%28.62%7.06%
Valium2.44%22.76%38.21%28.46%8.13%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

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:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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