Review: could Flexeril cause A-fib?


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 14,333 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 275 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 Flexeril 16,098 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, diarrhea, arrhythmias, haemorrhage (latest reports from 82,870 A-fib patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

14,333 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril.
Among them, 275 people (1.92%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flexeril cause A-fib?

Time on Flexeril when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 62.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 59.63 %
  • male: 40.37 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.43 %
  • 30-39: 2.56 %
  • 40-49: 4.27 %
  • 50-59: 20.09 %
  • 60+: 72.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (30 people)
  • Osteoporosis (25 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (18 people)
  • Anxiety (18 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (105 people)
  • Coumadin (69 people)
  • Prilosec (68 people)
  • Digoxin (67 people)
  • Nexium (63 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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