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Review: could Flexeril cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

Summary: A-fib is found among people who take Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 14,476 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 257 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Flexeril

Flexeril has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 16,458 Flexeril users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 86,681 A-fib patients)

On Feb, 2, 2015: 14,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 257 people (1.78%) have A-fib.

Trend of A-fib in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib62.50%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%12.50%0.00%

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
A-fib58.97%41.03%

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.00%0.00%0.00%0.42%2.53%4.22%19.83%73.00%

Severity of A-fib when taking Flexeril ** :

n/a

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (30 people, 11.67%)
  2. Osteoporosis (26 people, 10.12%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (24 people, 9.34%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (19 people, 7.39%)
  5. Anxiety (18 people, 7.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (117 people, 45.53%)
  2. Coumadin (81 people, 31.52%)
  3. Aspirin (80 people, 31.13%)
  4. Nexium (80 people, 31.13%)
  5. Digoxin (70 people, 27.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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