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A study for a 91-year old man who takes Carvedilol, Revlimid, Ginkgo Biloba

Summary: 57 male patients aged 91 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 91 year old male patient who has CHF, MS, Dementia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Carvedilol has active ingredients of carvedilol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 19,648 Carvedilol users)

Revlimid has active ingredients of lenalidomide. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from 42,996 Revlimid users)

Ginkgo biloba has active ingredients of ginkgo. It is often used in memory loss. (latest outcomes from 509 Ginkgo biloba users)

What are the conditions

Chf (congestive heart failure) can be treated by Lasix, Furosemide, Coreg, Carvedilol, Spironolactone, Digoxin. (latest reports from 1,030 Chf patients)

Ms (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) can be treated by Copaxone, Tysabri, Avonex, Rebif, Betaseron, Baclofen. (latest reports from 222,609 Ms patients)

Dementia (madness) can be treated by Aricept, Namenda, Seroquel, Donepezil, Exelon, Donepezil Hydrochloride. (latest reports from 12,429 Dementia patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 57 males aged 88 (±5) who take Carvedilol, Revlimid, Ginkgo Biloba are studied

Carvedilol, Revlimid, Ginkgo Biloba outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 88

Gender: male

Conditions: CHF, MS, Dementia

Drugs taking:
- Carvedilol - 6.25MG (carvedilol)
- Revlimid (lenalidomide)
- Ginkgo Biloba (ginkgo)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Ginkgo BilobaThe drug has been added in the study. Outcomes of the drug mix are shown.

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)Myelodysplastic Syndrome (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Cardiac Failuren/an/aDeath
Myelodysplastic Syndrome Transformation (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged and gets changed into rapid progressing cancer)Disease ProgressionAnaemia (lack of blood)Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
DeathCardiac Failure CongestiveEnterocolitis (inflammation of the digestive tract, involving enteritis of the small intestine and colitis of the colon)PneumoniaAnaemia (lack of blood)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Asthenia (weakness)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Loss Of ConsciousnessPancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)Asthenia (weakness)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells)DiarrhoeaDisease Progression
Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)DiarrhoeaAsthenia (weakness)Diarrhoea
FallDeathThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Asthenia (weakness)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)Platelet Count DecreasedHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have CHF
- support group for people who have Dementia
- support group for people who have MS
- support group for people who take Carvedilol
- support group for people who take Ginkgo Biloba
- support group for people who take Revlimid

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Are my meds causing this constant tiredness
    I am writing for my dad who started aricept lower dosage in December, 2012 and 23 mg. since March, 2013. He is constantly complaining about tiredness. He wakes up and has to lie down until he absolutely has to get up and get on with appointments. Also, he says he's not hungry, but when sitting down with others eats well.

More questions for: CHF, Dementia, Ginkgo Biloba, MS, Revlimid

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    Another today.
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    I've never joined one of these sites but saw this site. I have had MS for 14yrs but changed to Copaxone in April, had a relapse last week and wondered how others were getting on with it. I have a puffy left calf/ankle which can be a side effect of Copaxone - have others had this - can you reduce the swelling?
    If I haven't started using this site - my apologies!

More reviews for: CHF, Dementia, Ginkgo Biloba, MS, Revlimid

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I lost a lot of time during a 9 month period, I can't remember what I said or did. I'm being brought up on charges of writing prescription medications after my Controlled License expired. I forgot to renew it. My husband thinks that I've lost it. I couldn't remember how to do the simplest things. I thought it was my thyroid. It is enlarged but my labs came back back normal. I finally found some relief after reading an article in AARP a couple of weeks ago about drugs that can cause memory loss. I stopped taking the carvedilol right away. I'm feeling better already but I hope it clears more. I was looking for information. Many of the sites about carvedilol and memory loss are gone. It appears that there is a cover up concerning this drug. Many doctors won't admit that it can cause memory loss. The drug sites say nothing about memory loss. And a couple of sites just state that memory loss is not a side affect of carvedilol. Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated.

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