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Lorazepam vs Diazepam vs Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 71

This is personalized comparison of Lorazepam vs Diazepam vs Amitriptyline Hydrochloride for a male aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 1, 2014: 7,523 people are studied in Lorazepam vs Diazepam vs Amitriptyline Hydrochloride

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male68Alcohol withdrawal - delirium tremens

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lorazepam lorazepamnot specified
Diazepam diazepamBarr
Amitriptyline Hydrochloride amitriptyline hydrochlorideVintage Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 68 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LorazepamDiazepam (Barr)Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (Vintage Pharms)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fall
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pneumonia
Asthenia (weakness)AnxietyPain
PneumoniaPainChest Pain
VomitingDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)FallCondition Aggravated
DiarrhoeaDizzinessDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LorazepamDiazepam (Barr)Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (Vintage Pharms)
Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)DizzinessSudden Onset Of Sleep
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Interstitial Lung DiseaseSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)ConstipationPathological Gambling
Migraine (headache)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Circulatory CollapseGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
Emotional DistressErectile DysfunctionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Dyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)Cardiac DisorderVertigo Positional
Stress SymptomsHypersensitivityDiarrhea
Angiopathy (generic term for a disease of the blood vessels)NervousnessDepression
Femur FractureSpinal Disorder (disease of spine a back bone)Self Esteem Decreased (self worth reduced)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LorazepamDiazepam (Barr)Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (Vintage Pharms)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fall
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pneumonia
Asthenia (weakness)AnxietyPain
PneumoniaPainChest Pain
VomitingDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)FallCondition Aggravated
DiarrhoeaDizzinessDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LorazepamDiazepam (Barr)Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (Vintage Pharms)
Migraine (headache)DizzinessPathological Gambling
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)ConstipationSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Emotional DistressFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)Interstitial Lung DiseaseHallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Erectile DysfunctionSudden Onset Of Sleep
Circulatory CollapseOsteomyelitis (infection of bone)Depression
Dyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Vertigo Positional
Angiopathy (generic term for a disease of the blood vessels)Spinal Disorder (disease of spine a back bone)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Femur FractureNervousnessSelf Esteem Decreased (self worth reduced)
Stress SymptomsSleep DisorderDiarrhea

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Related topic: Alcohol withdrawal - delirium tremens, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Diazepam, Lorazepam

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On eHealthMe, Lorazepam (lorazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Diazepam (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (amitriptyline hydrochloride) 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.

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