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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.

What are the drugs

Methocarbamol (latest outcomes from 3,269 users) has active ingredients of methocarbamol. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Flexeril (latest outcomes from 16,442 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 3,692 female patients aged 43 who take the same drugs 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
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Drug Ineffective
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)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)
Ecchymoses (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath)Headache (pain in head)
Photosensitivity ReactionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Heart Rate Increased
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
DepressionAnxiety Aggravated
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Lymph Nodes - Swollen (swelling of gland)
Lethargy (tiredness)Beau's Lines (deep grooved lines that run from side to side on the fingernail)
Peripheral Neuritis (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system)
Dizziness
Depression

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Methocarbamol5.88%36.76%38.24%19.12%0.00%
Flexeril3.77%31.76%40.25%19.50%4.72%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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.

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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