Could Flexeril cause Dystonia - from FDA reports


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 22,332 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA. Among them, 50 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 Flexeril 24,872 users)

Dystonia

Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with indigestion, abdominal distension, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia (latest reports from 17,775 Dystonia patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

22,332 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril.
Among them, 50 people (0.22%) have Dystonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flexeril cause Dystonia?

Time on Flexeril when people have Dystonia *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril *:

  • female: 89.36 %
  • male: 10.64 %

Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 19.44 %
  • 30-39: 13.89 %
  • 40-49: 36.11 %
  • 50-59: 19.44 %
  • 60+: 11.11 %

Severity of Dystonia **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metoclopramide (17 people, 34.00%)
  • Zofran (11 people, 22.00%)
  • Neurontin (11 people, 22.00%)
  • Vicodin (9 people, 18.00%)
  • Ultram (9 people, 18.00%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (8 people, 16.00%)
  • Headache (5 people, 10.00%)
  • Nausea (4 people, 8.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 6.00%)
  • Indigestion (3 people, 6.00%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Tardive Dyskinesia (21 people, 42.00%)
  • Extrapyramidal Disorder (19 people, 38.00%)
  • Nausea (18 people, 36.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (14 people, 28.00%)
  • Muscle Spasms (14 people, 28.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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