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Review: could Flexeril cause Hunger (Appetite - increased)?





Summary: Hunger is found among people who take Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Celebrex, and have Pain.

We study 14,466 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 has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (view latest outcomes from 16,445 users)

Hunger

Hunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from Hunger 9,229 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 14,459 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 45 people (0.31%) have Hunger.

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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