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Review: taking Tegretol and Elavil and Namenda and Benadryl and Lyrica together

Summary: drug interactions are reported only by a few people who take Tegretol and Elavil and Namenda and Benadryl and Lyrica together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Tegretol and Elavil and Namenda and Benadryl and Lyrica. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Tegretol has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 24,846 Tegretol users)

Elavil has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 11,893 Elavil users)

Namenda has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from 7,216 Namenda users)

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,386 Benadryl users)

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,581 Lyrica users)

On Jan, 8, 2015: 5 people who take Tegretol, Elavil, Namenda, Benadryl, Lyrica are studied

Tegretol, Elavil, Namenda, Benadryl, Lyrica outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Tegretol (carbamazepine)
- Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride)
- Namenda (memantine hydrochloride)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)
- Lyrica (pregabalin)

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
Muscular Weaknessn/an/an/an/an/an/aMuscular Weakness
Muscle SpasticityDisturbance In Attention
Joint SwellingUrticaria
Oedema PeripheralWeight Decreased
PainMuscle Spasticity
Weight DecreasedPain
UrticariaJoint Swelling
Intervertebral Disc ProtrusionHeart Rate Increased
HypertensionFatigue
Disturbance In AttentionHypersensitivity

Drug effectiveness by gender :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Muscular Weaknessn/a
Disturbance In Attention
Urticaria
Weight Decreased
Muscle Spasticity
Pain
Joint Swelling
Heart Rate Increased
Fatigue
Hypersensitivity

Drug effectiveness by age :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/aMuscular Weakness
Disturbance In Attention
Urticaria
Weight Decreased
Muscle Spasticity
Pain
Joint Swelling
Heart Rate Increased
Fatigue
Hypersensitivity

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Tegretol and Elavil and Namenda and Benadryl and Lyrica?

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- support group for people who take Tegretol and Elavil and Namenda and Benadryl and Lyrica
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- support group for people who take Namenda
- support group for people who take Tegretol

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    I have gained about 35 pounds, and I have the cognitive effects listed in the prescribing information--problems with thinking and concentration." I've been off Lyrica once, and the side effects went away, but I couldn't get out of bed in the morning

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

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    The patient is a 28 year old female who has been involved in a horrific car accident back in February 7th 2014. She had bilateral femural fracture along with fractured right tibia and fibula in addition to right humerus. However, to make it short, after treatment, the outcome was not acceptable with various complications. The patient is scheduled for another surgery, however, her CBC shows neutropenia (3.4).
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    I am on amitriptyline. To help with depression an to help me sleep.do to pain from five surgery.I am on preparing an medroxyprogesterone for hot flashes I only take the medroxyprogesterone ten days a month.
  • I tested positive for methadone, i have never taken this drug (1 answer)
    I tested positive for methadone, I have never taken this drug. My Dr said I had to have taken it because it was there and that a false positive is out of the question. Could my meds cause methadone to show up on a urine drug test
  • Can i take a steroid while taking xarelto (1 answer)
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  • How much do i decrease at a time, and how long should the decrease last. lyrica, and symbalta
    After the extreme weight gain. The dizziness. The exhaustion all the time. Nausea consistently before, during and after eating. Extreme lower back pain. Leg pain, cramping, and jerking. Now her oxygen levels are from 82-95 tops with the bi-pap. She finally wants to quit taking Lyrica, cymbalta, forteo, and all the prescription stomach meds she has to take because she's on them. I am figuring lowering 25 mgs at a time and staying there for 28 days with the Lyrica. She's been on Lyrica and cymbalta for 5-1/2 years. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know with the severity of her problems she will not make it another three years. The confusion she's in approximately 70% of the time I'm going to lose her. She woke up and was totally confused while I was in the restroom for a couple minutes and I wound up rushing her to the hospital where she died in my arms before bringing her back three times because she took 17-15 mg oxycodone thinking they were her night pills. The reason I'm going into so much detail is to show the severity. Every doctor I've spoken with has said 25-50 mgs for two weeks is the norm. I told her doctor when he bumped her from 75 to 150 she wouldn't be able to take it. I am absolutely positive her body will go through major withdrawals and I can't have that happen. Thank you for taking the time to read everything I've written.

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  • 3 strong drugs together against neuropathic pain
    Neuropathic pain debuted when I was 24, now I'm 50. Received diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS), joint hypermobility type, when I was 35 years old. So it can take some time to get a diagnose. And as EDS-patient I do not belong to any clinic. Orthopedics says that EDS is not orthopedic, rheumatology says that EDS is not an autoimmune disease, GPs say that EDS is too difficult, and so on. Sooner or later we all end up at Psychiatry, even if we are not depressed.

    The first kind of pain I got when I was 24 came from low back, but I experienced as pelvic pain and leg pain. It was clearly a neuropathic pain, but it took years to find out. Later it was treated by a pain clinic with cortisone around the genitofemoral nerves (both sides). Since this treatment didn't result in lasting freedom from pain, the pain clinic started to give me RF (radio frequency) treatment. This made the pain disappeared after one year, and I was 80% free from it between 2002 and 2014, 12 years. The pain doctors said pain could return after 10 years.

    The other kind of neuropathic pain started 2003 with intense stomach pain. During 6 months I could hardly eat nothing due to nausea and vomiting. After this 6 months, stomach pain changed to almost unbearable pain in upper back.
    What happened 2003, and what all the doctors missed, was that the right lowest ribs slid up over the sternum. This rib dislocation is till there today, but now with a lot of cartilage formed around the rib where it is stuck in the lower end of the sternum. The dislocation is clearly visible on X-ray. This has greatly affected the thoracic spine. I have a scoliosis which I had not before 2003. And I still have severe pain in the thoracic spine.

    It was initially treated with morphine daily, and later with Durogesic (fentanyl), but this didn't help much. 2005 I was hospitalized because I had too much pain to take care of myself and my hygiene. After some months the doctors started to give me clonazepam because the muscles along the spine was in a chronic seizures. Clonazepam helped, but I could still have a lot of pain in two vertebrae in the thoracic spine. It felt as if someone drilled into the vertebrae without anesthesia. After a few months, doctors also prescribed me methadone. Then the pain disappeared almost completely. Since 2006, I have eaten clonazepam and methadone every day, and I need to sleep in an armchair to not get more pain because of moving during sleep.

    There are side effects. After 1,5 years with clonazepam and methadone I started to have panic attacks. Or rather one long panic attack which didn't stop before I got treatment with amitryptilin and pregabalin (Lyrica). These 2 medicines stopped the panic disorder completely after some hours, and the panic was then gone. Then I got side effects of these 2 medicines, amitryptilin & Lyrica, too. I gained a lot of weight (from 83 to 148 kg) and got much water (edema) in both my legs under the knees and in both feet. The feet could swallow to the double size. 2012 I stopped with amitryptilin and started to loose weight again (in Aug 2014 below 80 kg) and get less water in my legs. Today I eat as little medicines I can, but I have to take methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica every day, twice. If I try to take away one of these 3 medicines, I got pain problems at once. Lyrica is the most painful one to take away. In Sept-Dec 2013 I lowered Lyrica from 300 mg daily, to 150, then to 75 and finally 0 mg. The pain I had was extremely difficult to handle. It didn't help to take more methadone or anything else. I have checked on Internet and found that many people got pain from quitting with Lyrica. Most people start eating it again. So did I. But 2006 and 2007 it was enough to treat the pain with methadone and clonazepam, I got the Lyrica against anxiety not pain. But today I take Lyrica against pain.

    Beside weight gain and leg edema, clonazepam and Lyrica significantly affect the sexual desire. And Lyrica alone makes it almost impossible to ejaculate. All four drugs together (clonazepam, methadone, amitryptiline and Lyrica), make one forget all about sex life. You don't even miss it. When I stopped with amitryptiline and lowered Lyrica (still taking clonazepam and methadone), I could suddenly easily get erections again, feel desire, but not getting orgasms. This is quite difficult to deal with.

    The pain pattern is greatly affected, by pain and by the medicines. So is the mood. I get something which feels like heavy depression, especially if I take the medicines late that day. I should take a medicine like methadone 3 times a day, because the effects of the tablet lasts around 8 hours. But I take them every 12 hours, to have a low consumption in case doctors prescribe them too late (which happens, and then it's good to have a spouse going to the pharmacy buying them for you, because you have too much pain to go yourself).

    Since methadone is also used for treating heroine addicts, medical staff treat you with disrespect when they see that it says "methadone" in your health record. I need to show a certificate that says that I deal with chronic neuropathic pain, that I never have had problems with drug addiction, to get normal respect.

    I wanted to share this because I think I am alone in the world with these medicines in combination against neuropathic pain caused by hypermobile joints, joint dislocation and muscle spasms. After trying almost everything else, including surgery cutting nerves, methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica seems to be the only way to kill my pain. But it's a life where you always is questioned, because of the use of methadone. I can guarantee that everybody in the world should accept these medicines if they had experienced the unbearable pain I had in upper back before they started to give me clonazepam and methadone.

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  • I have chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, GERD, IBS, Bipolar 2, PTSD. High levels of anxiety and depression, hypomanic states at times. Hospitalization has been required multiple times to alter drugs. Abuse and overuse of drugs, mixing drugs has been ongoing for 9 weeks. Detox program starting.

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  • I HAVE HAD A PURITIC RED SPLOTCHY RASH OVER MOST OF MY BODY FOR THREE DAYS NOW. IT ITCHES SOME; BUT NOT SEVERELY. NO OTHER SIGNIFICANT SYMPTOMS.

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