Review: taking Fioricet and Ativan together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Fioricet and Ativan together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Fioricet and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,599 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Fioricet

Fioricet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Fioricet 6,114 users)

Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 46,005 users)

On Sep, 15, 2016

1,599 people who take Fioricet, Ativan are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Fioricet and Ativan drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Fioricet:
  • < 1 month: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Ativan:
  • < 1 month: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (5 of 5 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Fioricet:
  • female: 54.0% - (12 of 22 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Ativan:
  • female: 56.0% - (13 of 23 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Fioricet:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
  • 50-59: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Ativan:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 75.0% - (6 of 8 people)
  • 50-59: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • febrile neutropenia
  • hypotension
  • fatigue
  • pyrexia
  • cough
  • diarrhoea
  • pneumonia
  • systemic inflammatory response syndrome
  • nausea
  • pruritus
1 - 6 months:
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • dyspnoea
  • hypotension
  • acute respiratory failure
  • convulsion
  • haemorrhage intracranial
  • metastatic malignant melanoma
  • pain
  • acute graft versus host disease
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
6 - 12 months:
  • drug withdrawal syndrome neonatal
  • maternal drugs affecting foetus
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • oedema
  • tremor
  • vomiting
1 - 2 years:
  • pain
  • arthralgia
  • arthropathy
  • blood glucose increased
  • blood pressure increased
  • cataract
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • cholesterosis
  • colon dysplasia
2 - 5 years:
  • anaemia
  • saliva discolouration
  • anastomotic complication
  • anxiety
  • appendicitis
  • chest pain
  • cystitis
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • duodenal polyp
5 - 10 years:
  • gait disturbance
  • injury
  • loss of consciousness
  • anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension
  • depression
  • leg pain
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • dyskinesia
  • fall
  • femur fracture
10+ years:
  • anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension
  • depression
  • leg pain
not specified:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • arthralgia
  • dyspnoea
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • back pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • pain
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • vomiting
  • asthenia
male:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • pneumonia
  • vomiting
  • emotional distress
  • pain in extremity
  • pyrexia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • extravasation
  • hypercapnia
  • infusion site pain
  • infusion site swelling
  • oxygen saturation decreased
  • renal failure acute
  • seizure
2-9:
  • febrile neutropenia
  • death
  • mucosal inflammation
  • vomiting
  • eyelid ptosis
  • muscular weakness
  • tachycardia
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anxiety
  • conjunctivitis
10-19:
  • hypotension
  • acute respiratory failure
  • haemorrhage intracranial
  • dehydration
  • sepsis
  • convulsion
  • aggression
  • failure to thrive
  • hyponatraemia
  • pneumonia streptococcal
20-29:
  • pain
  • injury
  • abdominal pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
30-39:
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • pain
  • gait disturbance
  • depression
  • asthma
  • balance disorder
  • headache
  • malaise
  • contusion
40-49:
  • nausea
  • headache
  • chest pain
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • depression
  • arthralgia
  • insomnia
  • vomiting
  • dyspnoea
50-59:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • pain
  • pyrexia
  • arthralgia
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
60+:
  • nausea
  • pneumonia
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • pain
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • weight decreased

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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