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Aleve vs Diclofenac Sodium for a male patient aged 65

Summary: 3,750 male patients aged 65 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Aleve vs Diclofenac Sodium for a male aged 65. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,565 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

Diclofenac sodium (latest outcomes from 14,957 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis.

On Feb, 23, 2015: 3,750 male patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in Aleve vs Diclofenac Sodium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male60Inflammatory Pain

Drugs to compare:

Aleve naproxen sodiumnot specified
Diclofenac Sodium diclofenac sodiumTeva

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AleveDiclofenac Sodium (Teva)
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DepressionC-reactive Protein Increased
Chest PainPlatelet Count Decreased
Drug IneffectiveDiarrhoea
Blood Pressure IncreasedHaemoglobin Decreased
Rash (redness)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
Asthenia (weakness)Condition Aggravated
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AleveDiclofenac Sodium (Teva)
Breath OdourBlood Creatinine Increased
Blood Pressure IncreasedGastritis Erosive (a break in the surface layer of the membrane lining the stomach with infection)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Oesophageal Ulcer (ulcer of oesophagus)
Haemorrhage Intracranial (bleeding within the skull)Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs)
Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)Erythema (redness of the skin)
Hepatic Cirrhosis (chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
InfectionBiopsy Liver Abnormal
Loss Of ConsciousnessPneumonia
Renal Colic (renal pain)Hepatic Enzyme Increased
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Diclofenac Sodium1.49%26.87%35.82%26.87%8.96%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Aleve (naproxen sodium) is often used to treat pain. Diclofenac Sodium (diclofenac sodium) is often used to treat arthritis. 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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