Review: could Flexeril cause Agitation?
Summary: Agitation is found among people who take Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain.
We study 14,476 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 257 have Agitation. Find out below who they are, when they have Agitation and more.
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Flexeril has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 16,458 Flexeril users)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 54,741 Agitation patients)
On Feb, 4, 2015: 14,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 257 people (1.78%) have Agitation.
Time on Flexeril when people have Agitation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Agitation when taking Flexeril * :
Age of people who have Agitation when taking Flexeril * :
Severity of Agitation when taking Flexeril ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Agitation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (72 people, 28.02%)
- Depression (50 people, 19.46%)
- Anxiety (32 people, 12.45%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (31 people, 12.06%)
- Back pain (20 people, 7.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (78 people, 30.35%)
- Xanax (74 people, 28.79%)
- Percocet (55 people, 21.40%)
- Ativan (54 people, 21.01%)
- Neurontin (52 people, 20.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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