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Review: could Flexeril cause Dystonia?

We study 14,442 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 (latest outcomes from 16,416 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Dystonia

Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) (latest reports from 59,604 patients) has been reported by people with indigestion, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 14,435 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 38 people (0.26%) have Dystonia. They amount to 0.06% of all the 59,660 people who have Dystonia on eHealthMe.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • 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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