Review: taking Elavil and Valium together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Elavil and Valium together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Elavil and Valium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,310 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Elavil

Elavil has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Elavil 12,508 users)

Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 23,828 users)

On Aug, 21, 2016

3,310 people who take Elavil, Valium are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Elavil and Valium drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Elavil:
  • < 1 month: 7.0% - (1 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.0% - (1 of 12 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.0% - (1 of 9 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 62.0% - (5 of 8 people)
  • 10+ years: 54.0% - (6 of 11 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Valium:
  • < 1 month: 11.0% - (2 of 17 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.0% - (2 of 9 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 75.0% - (6 of 8 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 63.0% - (7 of 11 people)
  • 10+ years: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Elavil:
  • female: 26.0% - (13 of 49 people)
  • male: 26.0% - (5 of 19 people)
Valium:
  • female: 46.0% - (23 of 50 people)
  • male: 36.0% - (8 of 22 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Elavil:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 30-39: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 25.0% - (5 of 20 people)
  • 50-59: 28.0% - (6 of 21 people)
  • 60+: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
Valium:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 30-39: 11.0% - (1 of 9 people)
  • 40-49: 38.0% - (8 of 21 people)
  • 50-59: 63.0% - (14 of 22 people)
  • 60+: 42.0% - (6 of 14 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • intentional overdose
  • aggression
  • respiratory depression
  • somnolence
  • abdominal pain upper
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • amylase increased
  • blood lactate dehydrogenase increased
  • stubbornness
  • coma scale abnormal
1 - 6 months:
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • headache
  • dehydration
  • panic attack
  • confusional state
  • nausea
6 - 12 months:
  • dizziness
  • completed suicide
  • detoxification
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • colitis
  • death
  • drug dependence
  • fall
  • hyperhidrosis
1 - 2 years:
  • headache
  • pain in jaw
  • completed suicide
  • convulsion
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • sleepiness
  • slurred speech
  • cataplexy
  • confusion
  • depressed level of consciousness
2 - 5 years:
  • constipation
  • anaemia
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • emotional distress
  • fatigue
  • hypoaesthesia facial
  • weight decreased
  • amnesia
  • arthralgia
  • blood cholesterol increased
5 - 10 years:
  • constipation
  • fatigue aggravated
  • low blood pressure
  • rectal bleeding
  • weight gain
  • anger
  • death
  • drug administration error
  • drug toxicity
  • myocardial ischaemia
10+ years:
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • peyronie's disease
  • anger
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • involuntary body movements
  • urinary bladder polyp
  • vomiting
  • abdominal bloating
  • acute coronary syndrome
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • headache
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
male:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • headache
  • back pain
  • insomnia
  • dizziness
  • asthenia
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • atrial septal defect
  • developmental delay
  • ventricular septal defect
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • drug withdrawal syndrome neonatal
  • maternal drugs affecting foetus
  • congenital nystagmus
  • heart disease congenital
  • neonatal disorder
  • nystagmus
2-9:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • drug withdrawal syndrome neonatal
  • microcephaly
  • nystagmus
  • atrioventricular block first degree
  • cardiac arrest
  • hyperkinetic syndrome
  • hypersomnia
  • sedation
  • ventricular fibrillation
10-19:
  • suicidal ideation
  • aggression
  • completed suicide
  • irritability
  • psychotic disorder
  • affect lability
  • anger
  • depressed level of consciousness
  • gait disturbance
  • injury
20-29:
  • hyperhidrosis
  • anxiety
  • respiratory depression
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • aggression
  • somnolence
  • headache
  • paraesthesia
  • depression
30-39:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • tremor
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • hyperhidrosis
  • asthenia
  • agitation
40-49:
  • drug ineffective
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • headache
  • pain
  • insomnia
  • back pain
  • asthenia
50-59:
  • pain
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • hypoaesthesia
  • nausea
60+:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • fall
  • asthenia
  • anaemia
  • dyspnoea
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • dizziness
  • pneumonia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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