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A study for a 53-year old woman who takes Fioricet, Ativan

Summary: 89 female patients aged 53 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 53 year old female patient who has Complicated Migraine, Chronic insomnia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Fioricet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 4,076 Fioricet users)

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,225 Ativan users)

What are the conditions

Complicated migraine (weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to the headache) can be treated by Topamax, Imitrex, Verapamil Hydrochloride, Maxalt, Topiramate, Fioricet. (latest reports from 478 Complicated Migraine patients)

Chronic insomnia (long lasting inability to sleep) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Ambien Cr, Zolpidem Tartrate, Temazepam. (latest reports from 751 Chronic Insomnia patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 89 females aged 48 (±5) who take Fioricet, Ativan are studied

Fioricet, Ativan outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 48

Gender: female

Conditions: Complicated Migraine, Chronic insomnia

Drugs taking:
- Fioricet (acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine): used for 5 - 10 years
- Ativan - 0.5MG (lorazepam): 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
Fioricet is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Ativan is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)Anxiety And Stressn/aSaliva Discolouration (change in colour of saliva)Saliva Discolouration (change in colour of saliva)Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)n/aDepression
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Headache (pain in head)
Dyspepsia (indigestion)Chest Pain
Abnormal BehaviourPyrexia (fever)
Depressed MoodNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Substance AbuseCellulitis (infection under the skin)
Blood Potassium DecreasedPain
Sinus Tachycardia (a heart rhythm with elevated rate of impulses originating from the sinoatrial node)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Clostridium Difficile Colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection)Neck Pain

* 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 Chronic Insomnia
- support group for people who have Complicated Migraine
- support group for people who take Ativan
- support group for people who take Fioricet

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

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