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Buspar, Abilify, Pristiq, Methadone Hydrochloride for a 63-year old man





Summary: 85 male patients aged 63 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 63 year old male patient who has Depressed Mood, Drug Abuse And Dependence. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Buspar has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Buspar 11,044 users)

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Abilify 30,166 users)

Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Pristiq 15,576 users)

Methadone Hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Methadone Hydrochloride 2,835 users)

What are the conditions

Depressed mood can be treated by Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin Xl, Prozac, Citalopram Hydrobromide. (latest reports from Depressed Mood 13,238 patients)

Drug abuse and dependence can be treated by Suboxone, Methadone Hydrochloride, Subutex, Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, Methadose, Buprenorphine Hydrochloride. (latest reports from Drug Abuse And Dependence 19,939 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 85 males aged 58 (±5) who take Buspar, Abilify, Pristiq, Methadone Hydrochloride are studied

Buspar, Abilify, Pristiq, Methadone Hydrochloride outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 58

Gender: male

Conditions: Depressed Mood, Drug Abuse And Dependence

Drugs taking:
- Buspar - 30MG (buspirone hydrochloride): used for 1 - 2 years
- Abilify - 10MG (aripiprazole): used for 1 - 6 months
- Pristiq - EQ 50MG BASE (desvenlafaxine succinate): used for 6 - 12 months
- Methadone Hydrochloride - 40MG (methadone hydrochloride): used for < 1 month

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Buspar is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Abilify is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Pristiq is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Methadone Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Suicidal IdeationSpeech DisorderTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitusn/aAngerDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Accidental OverdoseBrain Contusion (a form of traumatic brain injury)Influenza (the flu is caused by an influenza virus)Suicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationDeath
Drug ToxicityCondition Aggravated (worse condition)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Type 2 Diabetes MellitusNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Staring (a prolonged gaze or fixed look)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Pain
Psychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)Nervous System Disorder (a general class of medical conditions affecting the nervous system)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)
DepressionAngerHernia (hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle)Hernia (hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle)Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Back InjuryInguinal Hernia (hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males)Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)Depression Suicidal (suicide depressive disorder)
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)Drug IneffectiveDizzinessRespiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
Hypoaesthesia Facial (reduced sense of touch or sensation on face)Disturbance In AttentionAcute Respiratory Failure
Viith Nerve ParalysisInguinal Hernia (hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males)Suicide Attempt

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- support group for people who have Depressed Mood
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- support group for people who take Methadone Hydrochloride
- support group for people who take Pristiq

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  • doc moc on Apr, 25, 2013:

    BREAK down FOOL!

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    Rhs on Oct, 13, 2012:

    Get your medical records
    and consult w/your doctor

    Reply

    trust1983 on Dec, 3, 2012:

    Is it true in the states that a psych doc can up and just leave and refuse to treat you because you tried to kill yourself, especially if you didn't have a contact for life with you r doc?

    Reply

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