Review: could Flexeril cause Myxedema?


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 21,530 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 176 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 24,055 users)

Myxedema

Myxedema (severe hypothyroidism) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 74,753 Myxedema patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

21,530 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril.
Among them, 176 people (0.82%) have Myxedema


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flexeril cause Myxedema?

Time on Flexeril when people have Myxedema *:

  • < 1 month: 10 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 80 %

Gender of people who have Myxedema when taking Flexeril *:

  • female: 87.93 %
  • male: 12.07 %

Age of people who have Myxedema when taking Flexeril *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.43 %
  • 30-39: 2.86 %
  • 40-49: 31.43 %
  • 50-59: 38.57 %
  • 60+: 25.71 %

Severity if Myxedema when taking Flexeril **:

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

How people recovered from Myxedema **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (33 people, 18.75%)
  • Muscle Spasms (24 people, 13.64%)
  • Osteoporosis (19 people, 10.80%)
  • Hypertension (16 people, 9.09%)
  • Anxiety (14 people, 7.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (66 people, 37.50%)
  • Neurontin (48 people, 27.27%)
  • Vioxx (43 people, 24.43%)
  • Nexium (42 people, 23.86%)
  • Lasix (35 people, 19.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (57 people, 32.39%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (56 people, 31.82%)
  • Hypertension (50 people, 28.41%)
  • Osteoarthritis (48 people, 27.27%)
  • Nausea (47 people, 26.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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