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Review: could Flexeril cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?

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 1 - 2 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 14,476 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 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 16,458 Flexeril users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 17,478 Restless legs syndrome patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 14,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 101 people (0.70%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

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 syndrome14.29%14.29%0.00%42.86%14.29%14.29%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome89.22%10.78%

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%3.37%3.37%13.48%46.07%33.71%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome14.29%57.14%28.57%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (37 people, 36.63%)
  2. Muscle spasms (32 people, 31.68%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (24 people, 23.76%)
  4. Depression (24 people, 23.76%)
  5. Upper respiratory tract infection (20 people, 19.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (44 people, 43.56%)
  2. Prilosec (32 people, 31.68%)
  3. Ativan (31 people, 30.69%)
  4. Coumadin (28 people, 27.72%)
  5. Celebrex (27 people, 26.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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