Elavil vs Valium

Elavil
(Rx)
Valium
(Rx)
Elavil is an antidepressant medication.
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.0
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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April 7, 1961
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
59,929 Discussions
377,298 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Weight Gain
#3 for Anxiety
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Migraines
#8 for Headaches
#9 for Nerve Pain
#10 for Chronic Pain
#11 for Sleep Disorders
#12 for Neuropathy
Elavil is prescribed for Depression, Weight Issues, Insomnia, Interstitial Cystitis and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ela
Drowsiness
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Dry Mouth
5
Grogginess
4
Dizziness
4
Palpitations
2
Nightmares
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Tachycardia
1
Increased Appetite
1
Val
Weakness
3
Euphoria
2
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
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Elavil
Ela
Valium
Val
Drowsiness
Ela
Val
6
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ela
Val
6
0
Dry Mouth
Ela
Val
5
1
Grogginess
Ela
Val
4
0
Dizziness
Ela
Val
4
0
Palpitations
Ela
Val
2
0
Nightmares
Ela
Val
2
1
High Blood Pressure
Ela
Val
2
0
Tachycardia
Ela
Val
1
0
Increased Appetite
Ela
Val
1
0
Weakness
Val
Ela
3
0
Euphoria
Val
Ela
2
0
Weight Gain
Val
Ela
2
0
Weight Loss
Val
Ela
1
0
Nightmares
Val
Ela
1
2
Blisters
Val
Ela
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Ela
1
5
Impotence
Val
Ela
1
0
Derealization
Val
Ela
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
Ela
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Elavil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Elavil and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.)., Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Amitriptyline Hcl
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Elavil and Valium: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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