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Spironolactone vs Furosemide, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 62

This is personalized comparison of Spironolactone vs Furosemide for a male aged 62. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Spironolactone (latest outcomes from 26,415 users) has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne.

Furosemide (latest outcomes from 80,835 users) has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in fluid retention.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 13,860 male patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Spironolactone vs Furosemide

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male58Base Excess

Drugs to compare:

Spironolactone spironolactonenot specified
Furosemide furosemideWatson Labs

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)
SpironolactoneFurosemide (Watson Labs)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pyrexia (fever)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Condition AggravatedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Pyrexia (fever)Condition Aggravated

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
SpironolactoneFurosemide (Watson Labs)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Depression
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Fall
Cardiac FailureInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Acid Reflux (stomach acids rise up)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
High Blood PressureCancer Pain
Gouty Arthritis (joint inflammation with crystal formation)Stomatitis (inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth)
Pyrexia (fever)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
AllergiesBenign Colonic Polyp (tumour or growth which arises on the inner surface of the colon)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Spironolactone (spironolactone) is often used to treat acne. Furosemide (furosemide) is often used to treat fluid retention. 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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