Review: could Flexeril cause Dystonia?


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 21,530 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 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 24,055 users)

Dystonia

Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, pain, drug ineffective, movement - uncontrolled or slow (latest reports from 17,561 Dystonia patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

21,530 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril.
Among them, 49 people (0.23%) have Dystonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flexeril cause Dystonia?

Time on Flexeril when people have Dystonia *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril *:

  • female: 89.13 %
  • male: 10.87 %

Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Flexeril *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 20.0 %
  • 30-39: 11.43 %
  • 40-49: 37.14 %
  • 50-59: 20.0 %
  • 60+: 11.43 %

Severity if Dystonia when taking Flexeril **:

  • least: 20 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 40 %

How people recovered from Dystonia **:

  • while on drug: 25 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (7 people, 14.29%)
  • Headache (5 people, 10.20%)
  • Nausea (4 people, 8.16%)
  • Dyspepsia (3 people, 6.12%)
  • Anxiety (3 people, 6.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metoclopramide (17 people, 34.69%)
  • Zofran (11 people, 22.45%)
  • Neurontin (11 people, 22.45%)
  • Ultram (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Prozac (9 people, 18.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tardive Dyskinesia (21 people, 42.86%)
  • Extrapyramidal Disorder (19 people, 38.78%)
  • Nausea (18 people, 36.73%)
  • Headache (14 people, 28.57%)
  • Asthenia (14 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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