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A study for a 57-year old woman who takes Savella, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride

Summary: 47 female patients aged 57 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 57 year old female patient who has Fibromyalgia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Savella has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 3,392 Savella users)

Amitriptyline hydrochloride has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 7,179 Amitriptyline hydrochloride users)

What are the conditions

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) can be treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Tramadol Hydrochloride. (latest reports from 27,010 Fibromyalgia patients)

On Mar, 2, 2015: 47 females aged 51 (±5) who take Savella, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride are studied

Savella, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 51

Gender: female

Conditions: Fibromyalgia

Drugs taking:
- Savella - 100MG (milnacipran hydrochloride): used for 1 - 6 months
- Amitriptyline Hydrochloride - 50MG (amitriptyline hydrochloride): used for 1 - 2 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Savella is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Amitriptyline Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a0.00%
(0 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
Anaphylactic Shock (severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance)Feeling AbnormalAlexiaTeeth Grinding (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)n/an/aEagles Syndrome (recurrent pain in the oropharynx and face)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight GainMigraine (headache)Cognitive Deterioration (memory impairment)Pain
Dermatitis Exfoliative (widespread scaling of the skin, often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss)Activities Of Daily Living ImpairedSweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Urinary Tract InfectionTeeth Clinching (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Suicide AttemptDepression AggravatedTension HeadachesMyoclonic Jerks (involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles)Injection Site Pain
DiarrhoeaDizzinessMemory ImpairmentTearfulness (excess tearing)Asthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Thinking AbnormalEagles Syndrome (recurrent pain in the oropharynx and face)Painful Red EyesPalpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
Protein Total DecreasedDiarrhoeaCognitive Deterioration (memory impairment)Urinary Tract InfectionSerotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
Renal Pain (kidney pain)Confusional StateMyoclonic Jerks (involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Gait DisturbanceTearfulness (excess tearing)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Constipation
Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)Dysuria (painful or difficult urination)Job ChangeSweating Increased (excess sweating)Fall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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