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amoxicillin vs flagyl, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 82

This is personalized comparison of amoxicillin vs flagyl for a female aged 82. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,132 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection.

Flagyl (latest outcomes from 10,479 users) has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 2,309 female patients aged 77 who take the same drugs are studied in amoxicillin vs flagyl

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female77tooth infection

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
amoxicillin amoxicillinnot specified
flagyl metronidazolenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 77 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
amoxicillinflagyl
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Diarrhoea
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
AnxietyHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
FallThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
DizzinessVomiting
Pyrexia (fever)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
amoxicillinflagyl
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Large Intestine Perforation (hole in large intestine)
Oral Infection
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)
Abscess (pus)
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Gingival Disorder (gum disease)
Impaired Healing
Asthma
Adverse Drug Reaction

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
amoxicillin0.00%14.29%28.57%42.86%14.29%
flagyl0.00%57.14%14.29%28.57%0.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Amoxicillin (amoxicillin) is often used to treat infection. Flagyl (metronidazole) is often used to treat vaginitis bacterial. 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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