Review: could Flexeril cause Dystonia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 13,605 people who take Flexeril. Among them, 37 have Dystonia. See who they are, when they have Dystonia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Flexeril (latest outcomes from 16,348 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms, back pain - low. Commonly reported side effects of Flexeril include pain exacerbated, pain, acupuncture and pain, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated.
Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) (latest reports from 51,721 patients) has been reported by people with indigestion, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 13,605 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 37 people (0.27%) have Dystonia. They amount to 0.07% of all the 51,595 people who have Dystonia.
Time on Flexeril when people have Dystonia * :
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Gender of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril * :
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Severity of Dystonia when taking Flexeril ** :
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How people recovered from Dystonia ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (5 people, 13.51%)
- Nausea (4 people, 10.81%)
- Headache (3 people, 8.11%)
- Impaired gastric emptying (3 people, 8.11%)
- Dyspepsia (2 people, 5.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metoclopramide (12 people, 32.43%)
- Prozac (8 people, 21.62%)
- Klonopin (8 people, 21.62%)
- Vicodin (7 people, 18.92%)
- Elavil (7 people, 18.92%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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