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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.

What are the drugs

Lorazepam (latest outcomes from 47,085 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Diazepam (latest outcomes from 32,925 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Amitriptyline hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 7,140 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine.

On Nov, 20, 2014: 7,571 male patients aged 68 who take the same drugs 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)
Migraine (headache)DizzinessSomnolence (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)ConstipationSudden Onset Of Sleep
Emotional DistressDepressionSyncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hallucination (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)Interstitial Lung DiseasePathological Gambling
Circulatory CollapseErectile DysfunctionDepression
Dyspnoea Exertional (breathlessness or shortness of breath)Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Self Esteem Decreased (self worth reduced)
Angiopathy (generic term for a disease of the blood vessels)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Femur FractureNervousnessDiarrhea
Stress SymptomsGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Vertigo Positional

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lorazepam0.00%26.24%41.84%23.40%8.51%
Diazepam5.32%22.34%31.91%29.79%10.64%
Amitriptyline Hydrochloride2.67%32.00%33.33%26.67%5.33%

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Side effects in real world:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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