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Review: could Elavil cause Acne?

Summary: Acne could be caused by Elavil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Codeine syrup, and have Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour.

We study 11,075 people who have side effects while taking Elavil from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Elavil

Elavil (latest outcomes from 11,858 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 62,252 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 11,019 people reported to have side effects when taking Elavil. Among them, 29 people (0.26%) have Acne. They amount to 0.05% of all the 62,015 people who have Acne on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne in Elavil reports

Time on Elavil when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Elavil * :

FemaleMale
Acne90.32%9.68%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Elavil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%0.00%12.90%32.26%32.26%6.45%16.13%

Severity of Acne when taking Elavil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (7 people, 24.14%)
  2. Irritable bowel syndrome (5 people, 17.24%)
  3. Pain (4 people, 13.79%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (2 people, 6.90%)
  5. Insomnia (2 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Codeine syrup (7 people, 24.14%)
  2. Afinitor (7 people, 24.14%)
  3. Sandostatin lar (7 people, 24.14%)
  4. Synthroid (5 people, 17.24%)
  5. Zelnorm (5 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Meds are not ridding me of headaches or migraines, & now I have insomnia & acne! :( No longer on Verapamil or Simvistatin, just over one yr now. Off of Amitriptalyne since August, off of Celexa since Sept/October... allergies & insomnia crept up during transition from Amitriptaline/Celexa to Cymbalta.

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