Ibuprofen vs. Oxycodone


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Ibuprofen and Oxycodone. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 364,183 people who take Ibuprofen and Oxycodone, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on ibuprofen and oxycodone hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Ibuprofen and Oxycodone, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 130,381 users)

What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Oxycodone 70,668 users)

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 Mar, 05, 2019

364,183 people who take Ibuprofen and Oxycodone are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Ibuprofen vs Oxycodone drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Oxycodone (oxycodone hydrochloride)
  • Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)

Most common side effects:

  1. Death
  2. Overdose
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Drug Dependence
  5. Vomiting
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Drug Ineffective
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  10. Anxiety
  1. Drug Ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Vomiting
  5. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  6. Anxiety
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Dizziness
  9. Pyrexia (fever)
  10. Arthralgia (joint pain)

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

  1. Drug Dependence
  2. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  3. Depression
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. Anxiety
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Vomiting
  8. Suicidal Ideation
  9. Drug Ineffective
  10. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  1. Anxiety
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  4. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  5. Depression
  6. Emotional Distress
  7. Injury
  8. Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  9. Chest Pain
  10. Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 1.94 %
  • somewhat: 16.22 %
  • moderate: 39.93 %
  • high: 29.3 %
  • very high: 12.61 %
  • not at all: 2.95 %
  • somewhat: 25.09 %
  • moderate: 38.76 %
  • high: 25.48 %
  • very high: 7.72 %

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