Could Flexeril cause Myxedema - from FDA reports


Summary

Myxedema 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 Myxedema. Find out below who they are, when they have Myxedema 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 24,872 users)

Myxedema

Myxedema (severe hypothyroidism) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, osteopenia, depression (latest reports from 77,199 Myxedema patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

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


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flexeril cause Myxedema?

Time on Flexeril when people have Myxedema *:

  • < 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 Myxedema when taking Flexeril *:

  • female: 87.15 %
  • male: 12.85 %

Age of people who have Myxedema 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 Myxedema **:

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

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%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Flexeril, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (19 people, 10.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 9.94%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (12 people, 6.63%)
  • Diabetes (12 people, 6.63%)
  • Depression (11 people, 6.08%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • 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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