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Flexeril vs Robaxin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 56

This is personalized comparison of Flexeril vs Robaxin for a female aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Flexeril (latest outcomes from 16,437 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Robaxin (latest outcomes from 2,897 users) has active ingredients of methocarbamol. It is often used in muscle spasms.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 4,219 female patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Flexeril vs Robaxin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female51Fibromyalgia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Flexeril cyclobenzaprine hydrochloridenot specified
Robaxin methocarbamolSchwarz Pharma

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 51 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
FlexerilRobaxin (Schwarz Pharma)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainPain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Back Pain
Chest PainWeight Increased
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
AnxietyAnxiety
Back PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fall
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Vomiting
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
FlexerilRobaxin (Schwarz Pharma)
Dry MouthInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Itching Scar
Weight GainBreast Cancer Female
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Tongue Biting
Shortness Of BreathDepression
Chest PainHepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)
Swelling In The AbdomenMajor Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings)
ItchingSleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired)
DizzinessChronic Pain (long lasting pain)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Flexeril4.96%34.30%34.30%19.42%7.02%
Robaxin3.53%28.24%54.12%9.41%4.71%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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

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

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