Seroquel, Savella, Elavil for a 57-year old woman
Summary: 288 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 Bipolar Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Depression. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 79,098 users)
Savella has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Savella 3,389 users)
Elavil has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Elavil 11,891 users)
What are the conditions
Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Abilify, Lamotrigine, Depakote. (latest reports from Bipolar Disorder 43,640 patients)
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) can be treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Flexeril. (latest reports from Fibromyalgia 24,072 patients)
Depression can be treated by Zoloft, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro, Wellbutrin Xl, Celexa. (latest reports from Depression 254,062 patients)
On Nov, 24, 2014: 288 females aged 53 (±5) who take Seroquel, Savella, Elavil are studied
Information of the patient in this study:
Conditions: Bipolar Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Depression
- Seroquel - EQ 400MG BASE (quetiapine fumarate): used for 5 - 10 years
- Savella - 50MG (milnacipran hydrochloride): used for 1 - 6 months
- Elavil - 50MG (amitriptyline hydrochloride): used for 5 - 10 years
eHealthMe real world results:
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Seroquel is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||66.67%|
(2 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)
|Savella is effective||n/a||50.00%|
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
|Elavil is effective||n/a||33.33%|
(1 of 3 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Depression||Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)||Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Discolored Teeth||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)||Teeth Grinding (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)||Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)|
|Anxiety||Confusional State||Chest Pain||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Job Change||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)|
|Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)||Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)||Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)||Cognitive Deterioration (memory impairment)||Back Pain|
|Headache (pain in head)||Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)||Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)||Diarrhoea||Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)||Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)||Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)||Weight Increased|
|Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)||Vision Blurred||Alexia||Metabolic Syndrome (a combination of the medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease)||Diabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)||Weight Increased||Teeth Clinching (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)||Diabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||Crying||Excessive Skin||Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)||Diabetic Complication||Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)||Dry Eyes Aggravated||Blood Cholesterol Increased|
|Renal Pain (kidney pain)||Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)||Weight Gain||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Arthralgia (joint pain)||Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)||Tension Headaches||Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)|
|Blood Calcium Decreased||Memory Impairment||Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)||Pneumonia||Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)||Back Pain||Confusion||Pain|
|Asthenia (weakness)||Insomnia Nec (sleeplessness)||Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)||Tachycardia Paroxysmal (a form of tachycardia which begins and ends in an acute (or paroxysmal) manner)||Muscle Strain (an injury to a muscle in which the muscle fibres tear)||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)||Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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There was some discussion last month, but it's died down a bit. Is there anything you could help with or are looking for help with?
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Welcome Gigi and everyone! Anyone have any input on what makes living with Fibromyalgia more bearable?
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my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????
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Just ask John Belushi
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I'll second that!
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Drug effectiveness in real world:
- Seroquel for Bipolar Disorder reported by 362 people (updated 21 hours ago)
- Savella for Fibromyalgia reported by 329 people (updated 6 hours ago)
- Elavil for Depression reported by 78 people (updated 6 days ago)
Complete drug side effects:
- Bipolar Disorder (82 drugs in 3,267 reports) (updated 2 days ago)
- Depression (165 drugs in 22,347 reports) (updated 11 hours ago)
- Fibromyalgia (96 drugs in 2,794 reports) (updated 3 days ago)
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