Flexeril and Restless legs syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain . We study 21,986 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA. Among them, 133 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome 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 24,901 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 25,236 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

21,986 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril.
Among them, 133 people (0.6%) have Restless Legs Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flexeril cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Flexeril when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Flexeril *:

  • female: 87.88 %
  • male: 12.12 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Flexeril *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.97 %
  • 20-29: 1.94 %
  • 30-39: 3.88 %
  • 40-49: 13.59 %
  • 50-59: 47.57 %
  • 60+: 32.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (44 people, 33.08%)
  • Muscle Spasms (39 people, 29.32%)
  • Depression (35 people, 26.32%)
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (24 people, 18.05%)
  • Sleep Disorder (19 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (48 people, 36.09%)
  • Prilosec (38 people, 28.57%)
  • Ativan (35 people, 26.32%)
  • Requip (34 people, 25.56%)
  • Celebrex (34 people, 25.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (58 people, 43.61%)
  • Depression (58 people, 43.61%)
  • Pain (57 people, 42.86%)
  • Joint Pain (57 people, 42.86%)
  • Insomnia (54 people, 40.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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