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Glipizide vs janumet vs Actos, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 57

This is personalized comparison of Glipizide vs janumet vs Actos for a male aged 57. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Glipizide (latest outcomes from 22,178 users) has active ingredients of glipizide. It is often used in diabetes.

Janumet (latest outcomes from 3,390 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride; sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

Actos (latest outcomes from 31,345 users) has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 5,236 male patients aged 52 who take the same drugs are studied in Glipizide vs janumet vs Actos

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male52Diabetes

Drugs to compare:

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

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 52 (±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 Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DiarrhoeaWeight Decreased
Weight DecreasedConstipationMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Drug IneffectiveOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Weight Increased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Cardiac Failure CongestiveAsthmaOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
VomitingRash (redness)Blood Glucose Decreased
Asthenia (weakness)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Chest Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Suicidal IdeationDecreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)

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 Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Liver InjuryMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Nerve InjuryFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Gamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedWeight Increased
Cardiac DisorderElevated MoodOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedCardiac Disorder
Erectile DysfunctionHepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)Nerve Injury
PainAutoimmune HepatitisDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood)Hepatomegaly (abnormal enlargement of the liver)Dizziness
Confusional StateAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedCerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Myocardial Ischaemia (the blood flow through one or more of the blood vessels that lead to heart (coronary arteries) is decreased)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Glipizide5.56%11.11%44.44%36.11%2.78%
janumet3.85%26.92%38.46%23.08%7.69%
Actos4.17%22.92%50.00%20.83%2.08%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Glipizide (glipizide) is often used to treat diabetes. Janumet (metformin hydrochloride; sitagliptin phosphate) is often used to treat type 2 diabetes. Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) is often used to treat type 2 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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