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Review: Elavil and Elmiron

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Elavil and Elmiron. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 217 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Elavil (latest outcomes from 11,885 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Elmiron (latest outcomes from 1,987 users) has active ingredients of pentosan polysulfate sodium. It is often used in interstitial cystitis (ic).

On Sep, 16, 2014: 217 people who take Elavil, Elmiron are studied

Elavil, Elmiron outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride)
- Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Elavil is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Elmiron is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Vaginal HaemorrhageGallbladder DisorderLoose StoolsColitis UlcerativeMuscle TwitchingElevated Liver EnzymesDysuriaPain
Therapeutic Response UnexpectedMental DisorderFaecal IncontinenceBone LossMigraine - CommonDry MouthPain In Extremity
MetrorrhagiaInflammationMigraine - CommonVertigoAbdominal Pain UpperDizziness
HypomenorrhoeaCholecystitis ChronicPlatelet Count IncreasedPlatelet Count IncreasedMicturition UrgencyAnxiety
PainUrinary RetentionNeuralgia
Therapeutic Response UnexpectedElevated Liver EnzymesFall
Vaginal HaemorrhageFemur Fracture
Breast CancerInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Elavil is effective37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
Elmiron is effective37.50%
(3 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

PainHalo Vision
Pain In ExtremityDyspnoea
AnxietyLung Disorder
ArthralgiaBlood Ph Increased
NeuralgiaTransient Ischaemic Attack
OsteoarthritisLymphocytic Infiltration
Femur FractureOpportunistic Infection
InsomniaPulmonary Embolism

Drug effectiveness by age :

Elavil is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 6 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Elmiron is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 6 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aRash Maculo-papularPainAstheniaWeight IncreasedPainHeadache
PetechiaeThromboembolism NosNauseaDiarrhoea NosArthralgiaDrug Ineffective
Hair Disorder NosRectal BleedingOedema PeripheralOedema NosInsomniaDyspnoea
Diarrhoea NosHaemorrhage NosDyspnoeaApplication Site VesiclesPyrexiaPain In Extremity
Bleeding Time ProlongedCholecystitis ChronicDeep Vein ThrombosisOropharyngeal PainMouth UlcerationThyroid Neoplasm
Gallbladder DisorderWeight IncreasedRash ErythematousPain In ExtremityDyspepsia
DepressionMetrorrhagiaDepressionFallCerebrovascular Accident
InflammationDizzinessPainHaemolytic AnaemiaAnxiety
Mental DisorderPalpitationsFallEye InfectionBack Pain
MelaenaChest PainSepsisFacial Bones FractureGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) is often used to treat interstitial cystitis (ic). Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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