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zomig vs sumatriptan vs maxalt vs relpax for a female patient aged 66

Summary: 1,555 female patients aged 66 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of zomig vs sumatriptan vs maxalt vs relpax for a female aged 66. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Zomig (latest outcomes from 3,951 users) has active ingredients of zolmitriptan. It is often used in migraine.

Sumatriptan (latest outcomes from 3,718 users) has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine.

Maxalt (latest outcomes from 4,360 users) has active ingredients of rizatriptan benzoate. It is often used in migraine.

Relpax (latest outcomes from 3,169 users) has active ingredients of eletriptan hydrobromide. It is often used in migraine.

On Feb, 23, 2015: 1,555 female patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in zomig vs sumatriptan vs maxalt vs relpax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female60Migraine

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
zomig zolmitriptannot specified
sumatriptan sumatriptan succinatenot specified
maxalt rizatriptan benzoatenot specified
relpax eletriptan hydrobromidenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
zomigsumatriptanmaxaltrelpax
Chest PainDrug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Migraine (headache)Headache (pain in head)AnxietyFall
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)DizzinessDrug Ineffective
Headache (pain in head)VomitingVomitingTransient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
DizzinessMigraine (headache)Drug IneffectiveHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Memory ImpairmentDiarrhoeaDizziness
VomitingMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Asthenia (weakness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myalgia (muscle pain)
PainPainHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
zomigsumatriptanmaxaltrelpax
Chest PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)Asthenia (weakness)
Neck PainTenderness (pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched)Ventricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)
Headache (pain in head)ConfusionMigraine With Aura (headache with vision weakness)Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
Drug AbuserDiarrhoeaHyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal)Prinzmetal Angina (cardiac chest pain at rest that occurs in cycles)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Postnasal Drip (discharge from nose)
Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting)Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Frequent Headaches (pain in head)
Chills (felling of cold)Bladder PainLoss Of ConsciousnessRapid Heart Beat
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Low Back PainHyperthermia Malignant (disease passed down through families that causes a fast rise in body temperature (fever) and severe muscle contractions)Depression
Hot Flashes (sudden feelings of heat)Drug IneffectiveMitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Global Amnesia (a temporary short-term memory loss)Memory ImpairmentHypokalaemia (low potassium)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
zomig0.00%10.53%21.05%36.84%31.58%
sumatriptan1.59%3.17%14.29%46.03%34.92%
maxalt3.70%0.00%14.81%48.15%33.33%
relpax7.14%7.14%21.43%42.86%21.43%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Zomig (zolmitriptan) is often used to treat migraine. Sumatriptan (sumatriptan succinate) is often used to treat migraine. Maxalt (rizatriptan benzoate) is often used to treat migraine. Relpax (eletriptan hydrobromide) is often used to treat migraine. 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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