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Review: could Flexeril cause Dystonia (Movement - uncontrolled or slow)?

Summary: Dystonia 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 Metoclopramide, and have Depression.

We study 14,477 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Dystonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dystonia and more.

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Flexeril

Flexeril has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 16,458 Flexeril users)

Dystonia

Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with indigestion, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder. (latest reports from 16,239 Dystonia patients)

On Mar, 20, 2015: 14,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 38 people (0.26%) have Dystonia.

Trend of Dystonia in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have Dystonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dystonia60.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
Dystonia84.21%15.79%

Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dystonia0.00%0.00%0.00%17.24%13.79%41.38%13.79%13.79%

Severity of Dystonia when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dystonia20.00%20.00%20.00%40.00%

How people recovered from Dystonia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dystonia25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (5 people, 13.16%)
  2. Nausea (4 people, 10.53%)
  3. Headache (3 people, 7.89%)
  4. Impaired gastric emptying (3 people, 7.89%)
  5. Spasticity (2 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metoclopramide (12 people, 31.58%)
  2. Klonopin (8 people, 21.05%)
  3. Prozac (8 people, 21.05%)
  4. Synthroid (7 people, 18.42%)
  5. Lisinopril (7 people, 18.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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