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Methocarbamol vs Flexeril, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 48

This is personalized comparison of Methocarbamol vs Flexeril for a female aged 48. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

On Jan, 23, 2014: 3,604 people are studied in Methocarbamol vs Flexeril

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female43Treatment - back strain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Methocarbamol methocarbamolAble
Flexeril cyclobenzaprine hydrochlorideMcneil Ped

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 43 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methocarbamol (Able)Flexeril (Mcneil Ped)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyChest Pain
PainHeadache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Pain
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Back Pain
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Back PainDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Weight Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methocarbamol (Able)Flexeril (Mcneil Ped)
Ecchymoses (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath)Dizziness
Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Back Pain
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
DepressionHeadache (pain in head)
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)
Lethargy (tiredness)Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)
Jaw Disorder (jaw disease)
Injury
Joint Contracture (a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint)
Fall

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methocarbamol (Able)Flexeril (Mcneil Ped)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyChest Pain
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
PainPain
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveBack Pain
Back PainDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Anxiety

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methocarbamol (Able)Flexeril (Mcneil Ped)
Bone LossDizziness
ItchingStomatitis (inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth)
Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Mouth Ulceration (mouth ulcers)
Temperature Regulation Disorder (body is unable to maintain temperature)Depression
HivesMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)Headache (pain in head)
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder)
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Back Pain
Brain Scan AbnormalInjury
DepressionJaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)

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Related topic: Flexeril, Methocarbamol, Treatment - back strain

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On eHealthMe, Methocarbamol (methocarbamol) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine 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.

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