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Spironolactone vs Furosemide for a male patient aged 63

Summary: 13,865 male patients aged 63 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Spironolactone vs Furosemide for a male aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Spironolactone (latest outcomes from 26,458 users) has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne.

Furosemide (latest outcomes from 80,862 users) has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in fluid retention.

On Apr, 26, 2015: 13,865 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 AcuteDyspnoea
HyperkalaemiaCardiac Failure Congestive
Cardiac Failure CongestiveRenal Failure Acute
Renal FailureOedema Peripheral
Condition AggravatedFatigue
FatigueMyocardial Infarction
PyrexiaCondition 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 AcuteCardiac Failure Congestive
Renal FailureDepression
High Blood PressureInsomnia
Acid RefluxFatigue
Gouty ArthritisStomatitis
PyrexiaOedema Peripheral
Cardiac FailureCancer Pain
AllergiesPneumonia Aspiration

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:

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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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