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 21,530 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,652 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 24,055 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 294,184 Headache patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

21,530 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril.
Among them, 1,652 people (7.67%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flexeril cause Headache?

Time on Flexeril when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 31.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 4.17 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Flexeril *:

  • female: 76.28 %
  • male: 23.72 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Flexeril *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.07 %
  • 20-29: 4.62 %
  • 30-39: 12.86 %
  • 40-49: 26.28 %
  • 50-59: 32.74 %
  • 60+: 22.37 %

Severity if Headache when taking Flexeril **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 47.62 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 9.52 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 11.11 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 88.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (377 people, 22.82%)
  • Depression (161 people, 9.75%)
  • Fibromyalgia (119 people, 7.20%)
  • Muscle Spasms (116 people, 7.02%)
  • Anxiety (114 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (333 people, 20.16%)
  • Ambien (280 people, 16.95%)
  • Oxycontin (274 people, 16.59%)
  • Xanax (271 people, 16.40%)
  • Vicodin (267 people, 16.16%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (591 people, 35.77%)
  • Pain (556 people, 33.66%)
  • Anxiety (511 people, 30.93%)
  • Fatigue (503 people, 30.45%)
  • Dizziness (463 people, 28.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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