Aspirin Vs. Clopidogrel for a female patient aged 78 - from FDA reports


This is a personalized comparison Aspirin, Clopidogrel for a woman aged 78. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on gender, age, active ingredients of any drugs used. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are considered.

What are the drugs?

What are the symptoms?

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Jan, 08, 2019

50,700 females aged 78 (±5) who take Aspirin, Clopidogrel are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Aspirin, Clopidogrel for a female patient aged 78.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 78
  • Gender: female
  • Reason for the study: Ischaemic Stroke

Drugs in this study:

  • Clopidogrel (clopidogrel)
  • Aspirin (aspirin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes (outcome and its % of total reports):

Blood Thinner:
  • Aspirin: 0.0 %
  • Clopidogrel: 0.0 %

Most common side effects:

  1. Breathing Difficulty
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Dizziness
  5. Weakness
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Fall
  8. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  9. Pain
  10. Drug Ineffective
  1. Breathing Difficulty
  2. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  3. Dizziness
  4. Fall
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Weakness
  8. Nausea And Vomiting
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)

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

  1. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  2. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  3. Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)
  4. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  5. Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  6. Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  7. Haemoglobin Decreased
  8. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
  9. Gastritis (inflammation of stomach)
  10. Dizziness
  1. Haemoglobin Decreased
  2. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  3. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  4. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  5. Lower Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding in the large intestine, rectum, or anus is called lower gi bleeding)
  6. Neck Pain
  7. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
  8. Back Pain
  9. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  10. Quadriplegia (a four limb paralysis)

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