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Review: could Flexeril cause Headache?





Summary: Headache is found among people who take Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 14,466 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,295 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache 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 16,445 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headache 199,069 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 14,459 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 1,295 people (8.96%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache35.29%26.47%2.94%14.71%17.65%0.00%2.94%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
Headache73.19%26.81%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%0.99%5.44%14.66%27.84%28.75%22.32%

Severity of Headache when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache0.00%50.00%38.89%11.11%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (290 people, 22.39%)
  2. Depression (102 people, 7.88%)
  3. Osteoporosis (100 people, 7.72%)
  4. Hypertension (83 people, 6.41%)
  5. Muscle spasms (71 people, 5.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (316 people, 24.40%)
  2. Oxycontin (288 people, 22.24%)
  3. Vicodin (270 people, 20.85%)
  4. Ambien (262 people, 20.23%)
  5. Xanax (240 people, 18.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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