Could Flexeril cause A-fib - from FDA reports


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 22,332 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA. Among them, 318 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 24,872 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 157,407 A-fib patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

22,332 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril.
Among them, 318 people (1.42%) 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: 60.26 %
  • male: 39.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.76 %
  • 30-39: 2.65 %
  • 40-49: 3.79 %
  • 50-59: 21.97 %
  • 60+: 70.83 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (126 people, 39.62%)
  • Nexium (74 people, 23.27%)
  • Coumadin (74 people, 23.27%)
  • Prilosec (72 people, 22.64%)
  • Digoxin (68 people, 21.38%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Flexeril, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (38 people, 11.95%)
  • Osteoporosis (26 people, 8.18%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (23 people, 7.23%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (22 people, 6.92%)
  • Pain (20 people, 6.29%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (104 people, 32.70%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (102 people, 32.08%)
  • Chest Pain (93 people, 29.25%)
  • Pneumonia (92 people, 28.93%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (92 people, 28.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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