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triamcinolone acetonide vs Betamethasone Valerate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 66

This is personalized comparison of triamcinolone acetonide vs Betamethasone Valerate for a male aged 66. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 897 male patients aged 61 who take the drugs are studied in triamcinolone acetonide vs Betamethasone Valerate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male61cracked skin

Drugs to compare:

triamcinolone acetonide triamcinolone acetonidenot specified
Betamethasone Valerate betamethasone valeratenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 61 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
triamcinolone acetonideBetamethasone Valerate
Drug IneffectiveRash (redness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Chest PainPyrexia (fever)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypokalaemia (low potassium)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Haemoglobin Decreased
PainHyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
PneumoniaOesophageal Varices Haemorrhage (bleeding from extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower third of the oesophagus)
DizzinessHypoxia (low oxygen conditions)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Red Blood Cell Count Decreased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
triamcinolone acetonideBetamethasone Valerate
Long-term Memory Loss
Nightmare (unpleasant dream)
Polycythaemia Vera (blood disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells)
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Osteolysis (dissolution of bone)
Drug Ineffective
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Connective Tissue Disorder (any disease that has the connective tissues of the body)
Leg Cramps

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
triamcinolone acetonide0.00%53.33%6.67%33.33%6.67%
Betamethasone Valerate0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide) is often used to treat eczema. 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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