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What could cause Constipation for a 25-year old man who takes Lamictal, Suboxone, Vyvanse?





Summary: 14 male patients aged 25 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 25 year old male patient who has Bipolar Disorder, Opiate withdrawal, ADD. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 40,599 users)

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 8,267 users)

Vyvanse has active ingredients of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Vyvanse 7,831 users)

What are the conditions

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Abilify, Seroquel, Lamotrigine, Geodon. (latest reports from Bipolar Disorder 43,640 patients)

Opiate withdrawal can be treated by Suboxone, Methadone Hydrochloride, Subutex, Clonidine Hydrochloride, Methadose, Buprenorphine Hydrochloride. (latest reports from Opiate Withdrawal 758 patients)

Add (attention deficit disorder-difficult to define) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Ritalin, Strattera. (latest reports from Add 44,652 patients)

What is the symptom

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 14 males aged 20 (±5) who take Lamictal, Suboxone, Vyvanse are studied

Lamictal, Suboxone, Vyvanse outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 20

Gender: male

Conditions: Bipolar Disorder, Opiate withdrawal, ADD

Drugs taking:
- Lamictal - 200MG (lamotrigine): used for 2 - 5 years
- Suboxone - 2MG;0.5MG (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride): used for 6 - 12 months
- Vyvanse - 70MG (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate): used for 2 - 5 years

Drug interactions have: moderate constipation

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Constipation2 (14.29% of males aged 20 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Constipation in Bipolar Disorder7 (0.48% of males aged 20 (±5) who have Bipolar disorder)
Constipation in Opiate Withdrawal2 (3.12% of males aged 20 (±5) who have Opiate withdrawal)
Constipation in Add15 (0.38% of males aged 20 (±5) who have Add)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Constipation in Lamictal11 (0.75% of males aged 20 (±5) who take Lamictal)
Constipation in Suboxone15 (3.61% of males aged 20 (±5) who take Suboxone)
Constipation in Vyvanse2 (0.28% of males aged 20 (±5) who take Vyvanse)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lamictal is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a
Suboxone is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Vyvanse is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Exacerbation Of Anxiety (increase in the severity of anxiety)Heart Rate IncreasedBruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)Depressionn/an/aSedation
SedationEuphoric Mood (excessively happy but may become angry or irritable)ConstipationSerotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
Bone LossInsomnia Exacerbated (severe sleeplessness)Euphoric Mood (excessively happy but may become angry or irritable)ThirstSuicidal Ideation
Bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)Gastrointestinal PainHeart Rate IncreasedDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)Exacerbation Of Anxiety (increase in the severity of anxiety)ConstipationAbdominal Pain Upper
Gastrointestinal PainInsomnia Exacerbated (severe sleeplessness)Sleep DisorderMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Suicidal IdeationIrritabilityDrug Ineffective
Bone LossAggression AggravatedAnorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)
Sleep DisorderUrine Flow DecreasedSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
DepressionAnxietyDepression

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- support group for people who have Constipation and ADD
- support group for people who have ADD
- support group for people who have Bipolar Disorder
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- support group for people who have Constipation
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    Reply

    Bethany on Nov, 8, 2014:

    I am 21 female and just graduated college and getting off of vyvanse was the best thing I ever did. No joke. So many problems came from it. Im back on adderral now but if problems persist with adderral try concerta. They will try to give strattera instead but that just makes me tired it doesnt help me focus it just makes me nap. Just my opinion.

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