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 14,470 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 has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 16,452 Flexeril users)
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 86,654 A-fib patients)
On Jan, 1, 2015: 14,466 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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