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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.

On Jan, 23, 2014: 4,152 people 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 PainHeadache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Weight Increased
AnxietyAnxiety
Back PainFall
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Itching Scar
Chest PainBreast Cancer Female
DizzinessAnxiety
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Depression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)
Shortness Of BreathGerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
ItchingRaynauds Disease
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Neck Injury
Bronchospasm (spasm of bronchial smooth muscle producing narrowing of the bronchi)Lupus-like Syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease)

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)
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)
Hair LossItching Scar
Dry MouthInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)
DepressionDepression
Memory ImpairmentAnxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Breast Cancer Female
DizzinessBlood Urine
Chest PainNeck Injury
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Brain Scan Abnormal
Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)Hives

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Related topic: Fibromyalgia, Flexeril, Robaxin

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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.

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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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