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fentanyl vs Dilaudid for a male patient aged 89

Summary: 584 male patients aged 89 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of fentanyl vs Dilaudid for a male aged 89. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What are the drugs

Fentanyl (latest outcomes from 14,400 users) has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain.

Dilaudid (latest outcomes from 10,266 users) has active ingredients of hydromorphone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

On Feb, 27, 2015: 584 male patients aged 83 who take the same drugs are studied in fentanyl vs Dilaudid

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male83Post surgical pain treatment

Drugs to compare:

fentanyl fentanyl citratenot specified
Dilaudid hydromorphone hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 83 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
FallConfusional State
Oxygen Saturation DecreasedAsthenia (weakness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Creatinine Increased
Confusional StateAbdominal Pain
Haemoglobin DecreasedWeight Decreased
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Headache (pain in head)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Dizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Road Traffic AccidentHyperviscosity Syndrome (condition in which blood is not able to flow freely through your arteries)
Failure To Thrive (inadequate weight gain and physical growth in children)Disease Progression
Respiratory Depression (respiration has a rate below 12 breaths)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Fentanyl (fentanyl citrate) is often used to treat pain. Dilaudid (hydromorphone hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. 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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