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Review: could Flexeril cause Hunger?

Summary: Hunger could be caused by Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Celebrex, and have Pain.

We study 14,399 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Hunger. Find out below who they are, when they have Hunger 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.

Hunger

Hunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires) (latest reports from 58,846 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 14,320 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 45 people (0.31%) have Hunger. They amount to 0.08% of all the 58,794 people who have Hunger on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hunger in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have Hunger * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hunger0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hunger when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
Hunger80.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Hunger when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hunger0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%37.50%17.50%25.00%

Severity of Hunger when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hunger0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hunger ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hunger0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (12 people, 26.67%)
  2. Anxiety (7 people, 15.56%)
  3. Depression (6 people, 13.33%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (5 people, 11.11%)
  5. Muscle spasms (5 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Celebrex (16 people, 35.56%)
  2. Neurontin (15 people, 33.33%)
  3. Xanax (12 people, 26.67%)
  4. Oxycontin (11 people, 24.44%)
  5. Zoloft (10 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is often used for muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions Flexeril is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • For the last year I seem to be bruising a lot easier and any cut I get takes for ever to heal. My kitten scratched me the other day and I had to wrap my hand to get to a sink to put it under water and try to make the bleeding stop. I wrapped it completely in guaze to make it stop. It actually scared me to see so much blood from a cat scratch! It looked like someone had been stabbed. The next day my hand swelled up and bruised like it had been hit with a hammer!

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I take Cyclobenzaprine in the event I have a back spasm due to my spinal stenosis. I do not take it on a regular basis. I had a sever back spasm last week as a result i had to take two 10mg Cyclobenzaprines over a two day period starting on a Friday. On Monday a little razor nick from Friday turned into full blown folliculitis. My lymph nodes are pulsing in pain and my neck and scalp are are itching. 37, Caucasion, 205 lbs, male.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • When my father passed away I was prescribed Diazepam which helped with anxiety. I had also lost my appetite and thanks to Diazepam I take 2mg 15 minutes before dinner and can always eat and finish my food. If I stopped taking Diazepam I would probably not be able to eat as much. I've been on Diazepam 4 years.

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