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Review: could Flexeril cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
We study 14,455 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 (latest outcomes from 16,427 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 389,490 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Sep, 15, 2014: 14,442 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 257 people (1.78%) have A-fib.
Time on Flexeril when people have A-fib * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Flexeril * :
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Flexeril * :
Severity of A-fib when taking Flexeril ** :
How people recovered from A-fib ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (30 people, 11.67%)
- Osteoporosis (26 people, 10.12%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (24 people, 9.34%)
- Atrial fibrillation (19 people, 7.39%)
- Anxiety (18 people, 7.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (117 people, 45.53%)
- Coumadin (81 people, 31.52%)
- Aspirin (80 people, 31.13%)
- Nexium (80 people, 31.13%)
- Digoxin (70 people, 27.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is often used for muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions Flexeril is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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