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Xanax vs oxycontin vs Ambien vs Wellbutrin Xl, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 54

This is personalized comparison of Xanax vs oxycontin vs Ambien vs Wellbutrin Xl for a female aged 54. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,930 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Oxycontin (latest outcomes from 42,266 users) has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Ambien (latest outcomes from 46,701 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia.

Wellbutrin xl (latest outcomes from 13,215 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 30,841 female patients aged 49 who take the same drugs are studied in Xanax vs oxycontin vs Ambien vs Wellbutrin Xl

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female49Depression,Polocystic Kidney disease

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Xanax alprazolamPharmacia And Upjohn
oxycontin oxycodone hydrochloridenot specified
Ambien zolpidem tartrateSanofi Aventis Us
Wellbutrin Xl bupropion hydrochlorideSmithkline Beecham

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 49 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Xanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)oxycontinAmbien (Sanofi Aventis Us)Wellbutrin Xl (Smithkline Beecham)
Oxycontin
Oxycodone And Acetaminophen

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Xanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)oxycontinAmbien (Sanofi Aventis Us)Wellbutrin Xl (Smithkline Beecham)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyPainDepressionDepression
DepressionAnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)VomitingPainHeadache (pain in head)
PainDepressionAnxietyDrug Ineffective
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chest PainDrug IneffectiveInsomnia (sleeplessness)Dizziness
Drug IneffectiveDrug DependenceDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest PainChest Pain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)FallAsthenia (weakness)Weight Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Xanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)oxycontinAmbien (Sanofi Aventis Us)Wellbutrin Xl (Smithkline Beecham)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug DependenceAmnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Depression
Headache (pain in head)DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hair LossPainAbnormal Sleep-related EventHair Loss
DepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Somnambulism (sleep walking)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Weight DecreasedDepressionAnxiety
DizzinessDiarrhoeaSleep Walking (walking during sleep)Dizziness
DiarrhoeaAnxietyPain In JawMemory Impairment
Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)ConstipationShortness Of Breath

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Xanax2.54%13.15%28.68%37.24%18.38%
oxycontin0.00%10.22%42.34%35.77%11.68%
Ambien2.23%18.26%31.64%33.67%14.20%
Wellbutrin Xl2.51%20.68%40.06%30.02%6.73%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Oxycontin (oxycodone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) is often used to treat insomnia. Wellbutrin Xl (bupropion hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. 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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