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Skelaxin, Ms Contin, Lortab for a 86-year old woman

Summary: 185 female patients aged 86 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 86 year old female patient who has Fibromyalgia Syndrome. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Skelaxin (latest outcomes from 5,823 users) has active ingredients of metaxalone. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Ms contin (latest outcomes from 8,253 users) has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain.

Lortab (latest outcomes from 17,008 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.

What are the conditions

Fibromyalgia syndrome (constant pain in their muscles and soft tissues) (latest reports from 24,073 patients) can be treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Neurontin.

On Nov, 22, 2014: 185 females aged 81 (±5) who take Skelaxin, Ms Contin, Lortab are studied

Skelaxin, Ms Contin, Lortab outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 81

Gender: female

Conditions: Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Drugs taking:
- Skelaxin - 800MG (metaxalone): used for 5 - 10 years
- Ms Contin - 100MG (morphine sulfate): used for 5 - 10 years
- Lortab - 500MG;10MG (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate): 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
Skelaxin is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Ms Contin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Lortab is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pelvic AbscessRespiratory Distress (difficulty in breathing)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Abdominal Pain LowerDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)n/an/aNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Large Intestine Perforation (hole in large intestine)Unresponsive To StimuliVomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)VomitingPain
Aortic Aneurysm (enlargement of an aortic artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Memory ImpairmentDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)ConstipationAsthenia (weakness)
Ischaemic Stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)Haemorrhage (bleeding)Abdominal Pain LowerDizzinessFall
Lacunar Infarction (type of stroke)VomitingDizzinessForgetfulnessAnxiety
Cognitive Disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving)Hallucination, Visual (seeing things that aren't there)ConstipationConfusional State
Speech DisorderHallucination, Auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)Memory ImpairmentRespiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)CryingForgetfulnessRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Oesophagitis Haemorrhagic (bleeding with inflammation of oesophagus)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

* 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 Fibromyalgia Syndrome
- support group for people who take Lortab
- support group for people who take Ms Contin
- support group for people who take Skelaxin

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Common symptoms:

Women of age 60+ with Fibromyalgia Syndrome:
  1. Pain (460 reports)
  2. Dizziness (420 reports)
  3. Nausea (369 reports)
  4. Headache (326 reports)
  5. Weight increased (286 reports)
  6. Drowsiness (265 reports)
  7. Fatigue (260 reports)
  8. Insomnia (253 reports)
  9. Feeling abnormal (226 reports)
  10. High blood pressure (224 reports)

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