Review: taking Elavil and Valium together


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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 3,930 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 14,316 users)

Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 29,527 users)

On Sep, 16, 2016

3,930 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:
  • abdominal pain upper
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • intentional overdose
  • respiratory depression
  • somnolence
  • aggression
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • headache
  • amylase increased
1 - 6 months:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • confusional state
  • dry mouth
  • hallucination
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • abdominal pain upper
  • speech disorder
  • amnesia
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
  • back injury
  • bone disorder
  • cataplexy
2 - 5 years:
  • constipation
  • anaemia
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • emotional distress
  • fatigue
  • disturbance in attention
  • hypoaesthesia facial
  • injury
  • pyrexia
  • weight decreased
5 - 10 years:
  • hyperhidrosis
  • feeling hot
  • constipation
  • fatigue aggravated
  • low blood pressure
  • rectal bleeding
  • weight gain
  • anger
  • death
  • drug administration error
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
  • fall
  • arthralgia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

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

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
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • gait disturbance
20-29:
  • anxiety
  • hyperhidrosis
  • vomiting
  • respiratory depression
  • dizziness
  • aggression
  • somnolence
  • headache
  • paraesthesia
  • muscle spasms
30-39:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • suicidal ideation
  • hyperhidrosis
  • tremor
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
  • asthenia
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
40-49:
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • headache
  • pain
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • insomnia
  • vomiting
  • back pain
50-59:
  • pain
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • back pain
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • hypoaesthesia
60+:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • arthralgia
  • dizziness
  • asthenia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • dyspnoea
  • anaemia
  • pneumonia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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