Review: taking Flexeril and Synthroid together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Flexeril and Synthroid together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Flexeril and Synthroid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,970 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Flexeril

Flexeril has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Flexeril 16,144 users)

Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 92,444 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

2,970 people who take Flexeril, Synthroid are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Flexeril and Synthroid drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Flexeril:
  • < 1 month: 29.0% - (10 of 34 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.0% - (4 of 27 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.0% - (4 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.0% - (5 of 28 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.0% - (11 of 49 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.0% - (4 of 32 people)
  • 10+ years: 62.0% - (23 of 37 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Synthroid:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0% - (3 of 12 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.0% - (4 of 23 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 57.0% - (8 of 14 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 44.0% - (16 of 36 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.0% - (34 of 51 people)
  • 10+ years: 56.0% - (48 of 85 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Flexeril:
  • female: 28.0% - (59 of 204 people)
  • male: 13.0% - (3 of 22 people)
Synthroid:
  • female: 53.0% - (107 of 201 people)
  • male: 27.0% - (6 of 22 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Flexeril:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 10.0% - (1 of 10 people)
  • 30-39: 17.0% - (7 of 39 people)
  • 40-49: 32.0% - (26 of 80 people)
  • 50-59: 22.0% - (14 of 61 people)
  • 60+: 38.0% - (14 of 36 people)
Synthroid:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 70.0% - (7 of 10 people)
  • 30-39: 51.0% - (19 of 37 people)
  • 40-49: 43.0% - (34 of 78 people)
  • 50-59: 40.0% - (25 of 61 people)
  • 60+: 75.0% - (28 of 37 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • anxiety
  • febrile neutropenia
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • hypokalaemia
  • pneumonia
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • vomiting
1 - 6 months:
  • pain exacerbated
  • headache
  • pain
  • emotional distress
  • hypothyroidism
  • abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • chronic back pain
  • closed head injury
  • gluten intolerance
6 - 12 months:
  • lightheadedness - fainting
  • nervousness
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of the ankles - feet - legs
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • febrile neutropenia
  • migraine
  • neutropenia
  • pain exacerbated
1 - 2 years:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • pain exacerbated
  • chronic back pain
  • closed head injury
  • depression
  • gluten intolerance
  • headache
  • nausea
  • cholecystitis chronic
2 - 5 years:
  • nervousness
  • shortness of breath
  • lightheadedness - fainting
  • swelling of the ankles - feet - legs
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • memory impairment
  • stuffy nose
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • cardiovascular disorder
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety aggravated
  • heart rate increased
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • numbness and tingling
  • abdominal pain aggravated
  • diarrhoea
10+ years:
  • insomnia
  • anxiety aggravated
  • heart rate increased
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • impaired driving ability
  • mobility decreased
  • pain
  • post thrombotic syndrome
not specified:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • oedema peripheral
  • arthralgia
  • fall
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • asthenia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • oedema peripheral
  • arthralgia
  • fall
  • depression
male:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • pneumonia
  • oedema peripheral
  • vomiting
  • fall
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • diarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • gastritis
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • blood pressure increased
  • cardiomegaly
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • clumsiness
  • diplopia
  • heart rate increased
20-29:
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • cerebral thrombosis
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • emotional distress
30-39:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • weight increased
  • injury
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
40-49:
  • nausea
  • pain
  • back pain
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • oedema peripheral
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • pain in extremity
50-59:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • chest pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
60+:
  • oedema peripheral
  • pain
  • fall
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
  • pneumonia
  • fatigue
  • arthralgia
  • nausea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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