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A study for a 58-year old woman who takes Seroquel, Savella, Elavil

Summary: 289 female patients aged 58 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 58 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 79,125 Seroquel users)

Savella has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 3,391 Savella users)

Elavil has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 11,893 Elavil users)

What are the conditions

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Lamotrigine, Abilify, Depakote. (latest reports from 46,801 Bipolar Disorder patients)

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) can be treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Neurontin. (latest reports from 26,917 Fibromyalgia patients)

Depression can be treated by Zoloft, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro, Wellbutrin Xl, Celexa. (latest reports from 276,944 Depression patients)

On Jan, 23, 2015: 289 females aged 53 (±5) who take Seroquel, Savella, Elavil are studied

Seroquel, Savella, Elavil outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 53

Gender: female

Conditions: Bipolar Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Depression

Drugs taking:
- 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 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Seroquel is effectiven/an/an/an/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a
Savella is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Elavil is effectiven/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DepressionDiabetes 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 MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusEagles Syndrome (recurrent pain in the oropharynx and face)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Cholesterol IncreasedObesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)Blood Cholesterol IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Painful Red EyesDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
AnxietyConfusional StateChest PainType 2 Diabetes MellitusObesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)Blood Cholesterol IncreasedMemory ImpairmentNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Suicidal IdeationAnxietyBlood Triglycerides IncreasedNeuropathy 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)Anxiety AggravatedBack Pain
Headache (pain in head)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)DiarrhoeaHyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Teeth Clinching (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)Weight Increased
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Vision BlurredAlexiaMetabolic 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 IncreasedMigraine (headache)Diabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)CryingExcessive SkinFlushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Diabetic ComplicationHyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)Urinary Tract InfectionBlood Cholesterol Increased
Renal Pain (kidney pain)Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Depression AggravatedInsomnia (sleeplessness)Arthralgia (joint pain)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Vision BlurredNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Blood Calcium DecreasedMemory ImpairmentObesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)PneumoniaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Back PainTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Pain
Asthenia (weakness)Insomnia Nec (sleeplessness)Diabetic Coma (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)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 IncreasedCognitive Deterioration (memory impairment)Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)

* 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.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have Bipolar Disorder
- support group for people who have Depression
- support group for people who have Fibromyalgia
- support group for people who take Elavil
- support group for people who take Savella
- support group for people who take Seroquel

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:

    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????

    Reply

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    Just ask John Belushi

    Reply

    2cents on Mar, 6, 2013:

    I'll second that!

    Reply

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