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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 411 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Fioricet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 4,075 Fioricet users)

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,217 Ativan users)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 411 people who take Fioricet, Ativan are studied

Fioricet, Ativan outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Fioricet (acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine)
- Ativan (lorazepam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Fioricet is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Ativan is effective40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(5 of 5 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Small Intestinal ObstructionGallbladder Non-functioningMaternal Drugs Affecting FoetusCholelithiasisWeight GainDyskinesiaDepressionNausea
RhinorrhoeaPainDrug Withdrawal Syndrome NeonatalCholecystitis ChronicSuicidal ThoughtsLoss Of ConsciousnessLeg PainHeadache
SepsisCholecystitis AcutePainSaliva DiscolourationGait DisturbanceAnxiety, Apprehension, Feeling Uptight, Jitters, Stress, Stress And Anxiety, TensionPain
Mental Status ChangesThalamic InfarctionCholesterosisAcute Myocardial InfarctionDepression
Electrolyte ImbalanceSuperior Sagittal Sinus ThrombosisGallbladder InjuryFallFatigue
PancytopeniaConvulsionWeight GainFemur FractureBack Pain
Cardiac ArrestPulmonary EmbolismPancreatic DisorderLeg PainInsomnia
Transient Ischaemic AttackKidney RuptureSaliva DiscolourationDepressionChest Pain
DysphagiaKidney CrystallisationPancreatitis AcutePain In ExtremityVomiting
ParaplegiaAnxiety And StressSuicidal ThoughtsAnxiety, Apprehension, Feeling Uptight, Jitters, Stress, Stress And Anxiety, TensionArthralgia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Fioricet is effective54.55%
(12 of 22 people)
n/a
Ativan is effective56.52%
(13 of 23 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
HeadacheNausea
PainSinusitis
FatigueBack Pain
DepressionSepsis
NauseaInsomnia
Weight IncreasedWeight Decreased
Chest PainVomiting
AstheniaDepression
InsomniaAbdominal Pain
Back PainDyspnoea

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fioricet is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
Ativan is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
71.43%
(5 of 7 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aGallbladder InjuryDeep Vein ThrombosisHeadacheNauseaHeadacheNausea
CholesterosisPainFatigueHeadacheChest PainPneumonia
Cholecystitis ChronicInjuryDepressionInsomniaNauseaSepsis
CholelithiasisGastrointestinal DisorderPainDepressionPainDepression
PainPulmonary EmbolismCardiac Murmur NosFatiguePyrexiaDyspnoea
Superior Sagittal Sinus ThrombosisAbdominal PainDyspnoea NosChest PainInsomniaBack Pain
Pancreatic DisorderBiliary DyskinesiaBronchospasm NosArthralgiaAmnesiaVomiting
Thalamic InfarctionCerebrovascular AccidentAstheniaWeight IncreasedChillsPain In Extremity
Pancreatitis AcuteCholecystitis ChronicPalpitationsPainFatigueOsteoarthritis
ConvulsionNervous System DisorderBronchitis NosPyrexiaDepressionColonic Polyp

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I have been struggling with sinusitis for almost 2 years now and they can't stop the dripping my nose from running,down throat to chest, lots of plegm, and have been congested for over a year and half. Since then, have tried me on every sort of antihistimine, Loradine, Zyrtec, Certirizine, and fluticasone spray, which didn't stop running/congestion. Been to ER three times to get on antibiotics since also caused gum disease/gingivitis per Periodontus who states it's underlying medical not dental. Also started taking regular OTC sudafed for congestion, and occasional cough/congestion. Now allergist says my IgG Immoglobins are high and was told that since I have constant bacterial infections. Allergist believes running nose/congestion is from a fungus infection or vasomotor rhinitis and need culture. Am waiting to see ENT. Prior to this last 2 years, my sinus was always controlled and maybe every year to two years, an infection occurred and antibiotics quickly got rid of it, but not this time. I read infections could also cause liver enzymes to rise to and my past blood tests in 2008 shows only had a mild increase in SGPT ALT only. Prior use, I used pain pills, vicodin/codeine/darvocet/, but stay away from then now due to liver enzymes in ALT rising, and only use motrin, sleeping med., cymbalta and occasional fioricet. Had gall bladder infected and removed, and tests show fatty liver and slight kidney lesion, but not enough for them to do anything.

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

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