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 14,482 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 has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 16,463 Flexeril users)
Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with indigestion, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder. (latest reports from 16,242 Dystonia patients)
On May, 22, 2015: 14,482 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 38 people (0.26%) have Dystonia.
Time on Flexeril when people have Dystonia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril * :
Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril * :
Severity of Dystonia when taking Flexeril ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Dystonia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (5 people, 13.16%)
- Nausea (4 people, 10.53%)
- Headache (3 people, 7.89%)
- Impaired gastric emptying (3 people, 7.89%)
- Spasticity (2 people, 5.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metoclopramide (12 people, 31.58%)
- Klonopin (8 people, 21.05%)
- Prozac (8 people, 21.05%)
- Synthroid (7 people, 18.42%)
- Lisinopril (7 people, 18.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
Everyday I wake up with sever muscle twitching in my face and neck. Even with medication, I deal with these symptoms all day and every day. It has taken over my life. I can not work due to the fact I cant speak normal or sit still long enough to have a conversation. I do not drive due to the fact these "ticks" have a mind of their own. To make matters worse, the Dr that put me on cymbalta refuses to see me. He keeps sending me to all these other Dr's. What am I to do when the Dr I went to for help ends up messes me up even more then refuses to help me.
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