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Glipizide vs janumet vs Actos for a male patient aged 58

Summary: 7,133 male patients aged 58 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Glipizide vs janumet vs Actos for a male aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Glipizide (latest outcomes from 22,197 users) has active ingredients of glipizide. It is often used in diabetes.

Janumet (latest outcomes from 3,405 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride; sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes.

Actos (latest outcomes from 31,352 users) has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

On Apr, 29, 2015: 7,133 male patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Glipizide vs janumet vs Actos

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Glipizide glipizideAlphapharm
janumet metformin hydrochloride; sitagliptin phosphatenot specified
Actos pioglitazone hydrochlorideTakeda Pharms Na

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 58 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Glipizide (Alphapharm)janumetActos (Takeda Pharms Na)
Blood Glucose IncreasedLiver InjuryBlood Glucose Increased
Myocardial InfarctionBlood Glucose IncreasedNausea
NauseaPruritusWeight Decreased
Cardiac Failure CongestiveDiarrhoeaMyocardial Infarction
Weight DecreasedVomitingWeight Increased
Drug IneffectiveWeight DecreasedDecreased Appetite
FatigueFatigueBlood Glucose Decreased
DyspnoeaNauseaCardiac Failure Congestive
Chest PainAbdominal PainDizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Glipizide (Alphapharm)janumetActos (Takeda Pharms Na)
Myocardial InfarctionLiver InjuryMyocardial Infarction
Cardiac DisorderFatigueWeight Increased
Staphylococcal SepsisPericardial EffusionDizziness
Diabetic KetoacidosisGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedOedema Peripheral
DehydrationAbnormal DreamsFatigue
Cerebrovascular AccidentOedema PeripheralCardiac Failure Congestive
HypoglycaemiaDrug IneffectiveCerebrovascular Accident
InjuryBlood Glucose IncreasedPancreatitis Acute
PainElevated MoodAsthenia
Cardiac Failure CongestiveTremorCardiac Disorder

Drug effectiveness:

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On eHealthMe, Glipizide (glipizide) is often used to treat diabetes. Janumet (metformin hydrochloride; sitagliptin phosphate) is often used to treat diabetes. Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) 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:

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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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