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Zantac 150 vs Pepcid Ac for a male patient aged 67

Summary: 8,441 male patients aged 67 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Zantac 150 vs Pepcid Ac for a male aged 67. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Zantac 150 (latest outcomes from 3,899 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Pepcid ac (latest outcomes from 3,317 users) has active ingredients of famotidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Mar, 25, 2015: 8,441 male patients aged 61 who take the same drugs are studied in Zantac 150 vs Pepcid Ac

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male61Ulcer

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Zantac 150 ranitidine hydrochlorideGlaxosmithkline
Pepcid Ac famotidineMerck

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 61 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zantac 150 (Glaxosmithkline)Pepcid Ac (Merck)
PyrexiaPyrexia
NauseaNausea
DyspnoeaPlatelet Count Decreased
Chest PainHypotension
Myocardial InfarctionHaemoglobin Decreased
HypotensionThrombocytopenia
AstheniaWhite Blood Cell Count Decreased
FatigueChest Pain
DizzinessDyspnoea
ThrombocytopeniaAspartate Aminotransferase 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)
Zantac 150 (Glaxosmithkline)Pepcid Ac (Merck)
Interstitial Lung DiseaseMalaise
DizzinessAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Acute Respiratory Distress SyndromeAlanine Aminotransferase Increased
HypertensionPancytopenia
DepressionRhabdomyolysis
Stress And AnxietyGamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
HyperlipidaemiaDifficulty In Walking
Influenza Like IllnessBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased
Toxic EncephalopathyNasopharyngitis
Respiratory FailureBlood Glucose Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zantac 1501.37%15.07%42.47%35.62%5.48%
Pepcid Ac0.00%13.64%40.91%45.45%0.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Zantac 150 (ranitidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Pepcid Ac (famotidine) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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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