Could Flexeril cause Hypothyroidism - from FDA reports


Summary

Hypothyroidism is found among people who take Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Synthroid, and have Pain . We study 22,331 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA. Among them, 181 have Hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypothyroidism 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 24,874 users)

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, osteopenia, depression (latest reports from 77,214 Hypothyroidism patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

22,331 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril.
Among them, 181 people (0.81%) have Hypothyroidism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flexeril cause Hypothyroidism?

Time on Flexeril when people have Hypothyroidism *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 72.73 %

Gender of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Flexeril *:

  • female: 87.15 %
  • male: 12.85 %

Age of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Flexeril *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.42 %
  • 30-39: 2.84 %
  • 40-49: 31.91 %
  • 50-59: 38.3 %
  • 60+: 25.53 %

Severity of Hypothyroidism **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (36 people, 19.89%)
  • Muscle Spasms (25 people, 13.81%)
  • Osteoporosis (19 people, 10.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 9.94%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (15 people, 8.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (66 people, 36.46%)
  • Neurontin (50 people, 27.62%)
  • Vioxx (43 people, 23.76%)
  • Nexium (42 people, 23.20%)
  • Lasix (36 people, 19.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (57 people, 31.49%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (56 people, 30.94%)
  • High Blood Pressure (53 people, 29.28%)
  • Osteoarthritis (49 people, 27.07%)
  • Chest Pain (48 people, 26.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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