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Review: could Flexeril cause Low thyroid?

Summary: Low thyroid could be caused by Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, 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, 134 have Low thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Low thyroid 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.

Low thyroid

Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) (latest reports from 128,816 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 14,320 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 134 people (0.94%) have Low Thyroid. They amount to 0.10% of all the 128,008 people who have Low Thyroid on eHealthMe.

Trend of Low thyroid in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have Low thyroid * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low thyroid0.00%11.11%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%88.89%

Gender of people who have Low thyroid when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
Low thyroid89.86%10.14%

Age of people who have Low thyroid when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low thyroid0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.74%33.91%39.13%25.22%

Severity of Low thyroid when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low thyroid0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Low thyroid ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low thyroid0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (26 people, 19.40%)
  2. Osteoporosis (17 people, 12.69%)
  3. Muscle spasms (14 people, 10.45%)
  4. Hypertension (12 people, 8.96%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (11 people, 8.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (44 people, 32.84%)
  2. Synthroid (43 people, 32.09%)
  3. Neurontin (39 people, 29.10%)
  4. Nexium (30 people, 22.39%)
  5. Vicodin (27 people, 20.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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