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A study for a 53-year old woman who takes Percocet, Vicodin, Prednisone

Summary: 86 female patients aged 53 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 53 year old female patient who has Pain. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Percocet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 26,462 Percocet users)

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 35,329 Vicodin users)

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,083 Prednisone users)

What are the conditions

Pain can be treated by Percocet, Vicodin, Ibuprofen, Tramadol Hydrochloride, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen, Oxycontin. (latest reports from 292,036 Pain patients)

On Jan, 22, 2015: 86 females aged 48 (±5) who take Percocet, Vicodin, Prednisone are studied

Percocet, Vicodin, Prednisone outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 48

Gender: female

Conditions: Pain

Drugs taking:
- Percocet (acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride): used for < 1 month
- Vicodin (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate): used for < 1 month
- Prednisone (prednisone): used for < 1 month

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Drug Interaction Potentiation0 (0.00% of females aged 48 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Drug Interaction Potentiation in Pain0 (0.00% of females aged 48 (±5) who have Pain)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Drug Interaction Potentiation in Percocet0 (0.00% of females aged 48 (±5) who take Percocet)
Drug Interaction Potentiation in Vicodin2 (0.05% of females aged 48 (±5) who take Vicodin)
Drug Interaction Potentiation in Prednisone1 (0.01% of females aged 48 (±5) who take Prednisone)

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/aMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)n/aAnxietyn/an/aPain
Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedMajor Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Suicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationBipolar Disorder (mood disorder)Arthralgia (joint pain)
DepressionDepressionAmnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Anxiety
Abnormal BehaviourAbnormal BehaviourSuicide AttemptNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Intentional OverdoseBack Pain
Loss Of ConsciousnessGeneral Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)
Mucosal Inflammation (infection of mucous membrane)
Depression
Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- support group for people who have Pain
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    I have had hypoglycemia since childhood, and I have managed it easily until just this weekend. I got S-J two years ago from Bactrim. As I have healed from S-J very slowly and painfully, I was exercising hard, and working hard and slipped a little on not eating enough protein. I started dropping into sugar blackouts and it scared the crap out of me! Still working at being able to eat enough to straighten out low sugar levels. Any suggestions helpful, Thanks, Leann
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    I moved to OR from HI and brought all my records, signed releases, and had many diagnoses, all but the thyroid, was being treated and long-term. I also took Oxycontin & Oxycodone for severe chronic pain from bilateral SI joint fusion (right screw protrudes & leg also becomes numb and weak with activity) & lumbar and cervical degeneration & facet arthropathy. I had volunteered reducing dosage as I'm always trying to reduce Rx intake to alleviate side effects (I am tiny, even for a youth & adult dosages seem to drug me). Next month, it was known that I could not function well because pain was not managed, but needed to resolve it in OR, as moving. OR Drs. refused to return me to higher dosage (taking minimalist Oxycontin 10 mg CR & Oxycodone/Acet 5mg). After being unable to get up to go to bathroom, walk, contacted adult services to see about in home services & possible foster care placement for young son since I was losing independence & failing in general health & cognitive functioning. I was forced to take bottles of OTC Tylenol to function, with Dr's knowledge, & knowing I had past lesions on liver to follow. Several months later had follow up liver ultrasound, & new small lesions found on liver. After emailing dr about from DHS questioning failure to manage my pain vs. conditions that were disabiling, 6 months later, dr told me I was experiencing withdrawals every morning & finally agreed to increase Oxycontin to 15 mg, which has enabled me to tolerate the pain & function. I have been treated as a drug-seeking patient since attempting to transfer my care.
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    Diagnosed w/ Hashimoto's thyroiditis after 1/2 thyroid removed Nov 2011; my antibodies are unbelievably high. I declined in thinking, memory, anxiety-unable to think/track, losing most,getting lost driving, sleep very dysfunctional, too emotional, crying easily & often (unusual for me). I feared losing ability to live independently. My maintenance Rx (Silenor, Lyrica) seemed to drug me. I tried to explain to drs. that I needed thyroid replacement hormones that I never had these problems before.
    They referred me to a psychiatrist for medicine management consultation, who gave me mental health diagnoses (histrionic personality disorder, somatoform (hypochondria) that discredited me & ruined my medical records for future validity. Is it thyroid symptoms? Was unmanaged pain contributing? Too much Tylenol? What does a dysfunctional thyroid do to a person? How do I get my medical record addressed to reflect accuracy?
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  • I have myasthenia gravis and sever joint and muscle pain, Dr. calls this myalgia.
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    Reply

  • 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

    mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:

    Just ask John Belushi

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