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Glimepiride vs Januvia, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 79

This is personalized comparison of Glimepiride vs Januvia for a male aged 79. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Glimepiride (latest outcomes from 10,307 users) has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is often used in diabetes.

Januvia (latest outcomes from 19,552 users) has active ingredients of sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes.

On Dec, 14, 2014: 3,993 male patients aged 74 who take the same drugs are studied in Glimepiride vs Januvia

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Glimepiride glimepiridenot specified
Januvia sitagliptin phosphatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 74 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Dizziness
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Ineffective
Weight DecreasedPneumonia
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Pyrexia (fever)Diarrhoea
DizzinessPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Asthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Platelet Count
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Erysipelas (bacterial skin infection)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Indigestion
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Asthma
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Balance Disorder
Condition AggravatedHepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
Movement Disorder (neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness)Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 Increased
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlPancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedBronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Glimepiride (glimepiride) is often used to treat diabetes. Januvia (sitagliptin phosphate) is often used to treat diabetes. 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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