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A study for a 31-year old woman who takes Lithium Carbonate, Benadryl

Summary: 9 female patients aged 31 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 31 year old female patient who has Bipolar 1, Insomnia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,062 Lithium carbonate users)

Benadryl has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,380 Benadryl users)

What are the conditions

Bipolar 1 (mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Abilify, Lamotrigine, Depakote. (latest reports from 9,891 Bipolar 1 patients)

Insomnia (sleeplessness) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Melatonin. (latest reports from 143,724 Insomnia patients)

On Dec, 30, 2014: 9 females aged 25 (±5) who take Lithium Carbonate, Benadryl are studied

Lithium Carbonate, Benadryl outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 25

Gender: female

Conditions: Bipolar 1, Insomnia

Drugs taking:
- Lithium Carbonate - 150MG (lithium carbonate): used for < 1 month
- Benadryl - 25MG (diphenhydramine 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
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Benadryl is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Anxietyn/an/an/an/an/aPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)InjuryVomiting Nos
Migraine (headache)General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Pain
PainEmotional Distress
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Anxiety
Emotional DistressGeneral Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Injury
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Homicidal Ideation (thoughts about human killing another human)
Migraine (headache)Hypokalaemia (low potassium)
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)

* 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 Bipolar 1
- support group for people who have Insomnia
- support group for people who take Benadryl
- support group for people who take Lithium Carbonate

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Through medical history research it has come to my attention that around the same time I was started having abcesses I was placed on Seroquel and Lithium. The Hidradenitis was not pubescent.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I am concerned with the effects Benadryl may have on the effectiveness of Lithium. Blisters are constantly showing up all over my body. I reduce the Lithium and they subside.

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