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Xopenex vs Proair Hfa, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 55

This is personalized comparison of Xopenex vs Proair Hfa for a female aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Xopenex (latest outcomes from 3,807 users) has active ingredients of levalbuterol hydrochloride. It is often used in asthma.

Proair hfa (latest outcomes from 5,697 users) has active ingredients of albuterol sulfate. It is often used in asthma.

What is the symptom

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,287,438 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

Trend of Anxiety reports

On Oct, 13, 2014: 1,612 female patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Xopenex vs Proair Hfa

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female51Asthma

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Xopenex levalbuterol hydrochloridenot specified
Proair Hfa albuterol sulfatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 51 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

XopenexProair Hfa
Anxiety6.47%12.69%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
XopenexProair Hfa
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
AsthmaDrug Ineffective
Chest PainAsthma
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PneumoniaChest Pain
Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)Dizziness
Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)Headache (pain in head)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Cough
Anaemia (lack of blood)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)
XopenexProair Hfa
Tired Eyes (eyes feel achy, weak, or heavy due to intense use)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Eczema (patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with itching and bleeding blisters)Shortness Of Breath
Throat TightnessPain In Jaw
Urinary Tract InfectionLeg Swelling
Confusion
Sudden Forgetfulness
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Balance Disorder
Asthma
Crepitus (crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Xopenex0.00%33.33%16.67%33.33%16.67%
Proair Hfa2.44%25.20%22.76%35.77%13.82%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Xopenex (levalbuterol hydrochloride) is often used to treat asthma. Proair Hfa (albuterol sulfate) 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.

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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