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Review: could Flexeril cause Restless legs syndrome?

Summary: Restless legs syndrome could be caused by Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 14,399 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 100 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome 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.

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 67,448 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,320 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 100 people (0.70%) have Restless Legs Syndrome. They amount to 0.15% of all the 67,312 people who have Restless Legs Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome16.67%16.67%0.00%33.33%16.67%16.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome89.11%10.89%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%3.41%3.41%12.50%46.59%34.09%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome16.67%66.67%16.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%40.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (37 people, 37.00%)
  2. Muscle spasms (32 people, 32.00%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (24 people, 24.00%)
  4. Depression (24 people, 24.00%)
  5. Upper respiratory tract infection (20 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (43 people, 43.00%)
  2. Prilosec (32 people, 32.00%)
  3. Ativan (31 people, 31.00%)
  4. Coumadin (28 people, 28.00%)
  5. Celebrex (27 people, 27.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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