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Fioricet, Ativan for a 52-year old woman





Summary: 88 female patients aged 52 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 52 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 Fioricet 4,072 users)

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 35,203 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, Maxalt, Verapamil Hydrochloride, Topiramate, Fioricet. (latest reports from Complicated Migraine 468 patients)

Chronic insomnia (long lasting inability to sleep) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Ambien Cr, Zolpidem Tartrate, Temazepam. (latest reports from Chronic Insomnia 339 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 88 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/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Ativan is effectiven/an/an/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)n/an/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.

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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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • 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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