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Orphenadrine Citrate vs Flexeril vs Zanaflex, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 54

This is personalized comparison of Orphenadrine Citrate vs Flexeril vs Zanaflex for a male aged 54. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Orphenadrine citrate (latest outcomes from 577 users) has active ingredients of orphenadrine citrate. It is often used in muscle aches.

Flexeril (latest outcomes from 16,445 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Zanaflex (latest outcomes from 7,305 users) has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 2,116 male patients aged 52 who take the same drugs are studied in Orphenadrine Citrate vs Flexeril vs Zanaflex

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male52Pain - back

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Orphenadrine Citrate orphenadrine citratenot specified
Flexeril cyclobenzaprine hydrochloridenot specified
Zanaflex tizanidine hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 52 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Orphenadrine CitrateFlexerilZanaflex
DepressionAnxietyDepression
AnxietyDepressionAnxiety
Insomnia (sleeplessness)PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)
Back PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
IrritabilityBack PainDizziness
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Asthenia (weakness)Chest Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Orphenadrine CitrateFlexerilZanaflex
Oroantral Fistula (communication between the floor of the maxillary sinus to the oral cavity)NervousnessErectile Dysfunction
Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Lightheadedness - Fainting (a common and often unpleasant sensation feeling that one may be about to faint)Arthropathy
Abscess Jaw (tooth abscess or root abscess)Shortness Of BreathAngina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Venous Thrombosis Limb (blood clot that forms in a vein in the limb)Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsAcute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Tooth Infection (pus formation in tooth)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Chronic Sinusitis (long lasting inflammation of the paranasal sinuses)DepressionPleuritic Pain
Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints)ConstipationPeroneal Nerve Palsy (dysfunction of nerve controlling movement and sensation to the lower leg, foot and toes)
Adverse Drug ReactionGait DisturbanceLaceration (tearing of soft body tissue)
ArthropathyRestlessness (not able to rest)Hypercholesterolaemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Orphenadrine Citrate25.00%0.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%
Flexeril3.05%35.88%34.35%20.61%6.11%
Zanaflex1.67%30.00%38.33%20.00%10.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Orphenadrine Citrate (orphenadrine citrate) is often used to treat muscle aches. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Zanaflex (tizanidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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