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Review: could Flexeril cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Vioxx, and have Pain.

We study 14,399 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,175 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Flexeril

Flexeril (latest outcomes from 16,367 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,152,500 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,320 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 1,175 people (8.21%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.10% of all the 1,140,120 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure39.29%17.86%7.14%14.29%14.29%0.00%7.14%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure71.59%28.41%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.00%0.00%0.37%1.10%10.11%23.16%33.92%31.34%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%84.62%15.38%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%40.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (231 people, 19.66%)
  2. Hypertension (120 people, 10.21%)
  3. Osteoporosis (119 people, 10.13%)
  4. Muscle spasms (108 people, 9.19%)
  5. Anxiety (99 people, 8.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (348 people, 29.62%)
  2. Neurontin (294 people, 25.02%)
  3. Zometa (247 people, 21.02%)
  4. Vicodin (245 people, 20.85%)
  5. Ambien (211 people, 17.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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