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Review: could Flexeril cause Water retention?

Summary: Water retention could be caused by Flexeril, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Pain.

We study 14,399 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 14,320 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 87 people (0.61%) have Water Retention. They amount to 0.10% of all the 88,811 people who have Water Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Water retention in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have Water retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Water retention100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Water retention when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
Water retention94.19%5.81%

Age of people who have Water retention when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Water retention0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%9.21%19.74%32.89%38.16%

Severity of Water retention when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Water retention0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Water retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Water retention0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (13 people, 14.94%)
  2. Hypertension (11 people, 12.64%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (11 people, 12.64%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (9 people, 10.34%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 9.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (21 people, 24.14%)
  2. Vicodin (17 people, 19.54%)
  3. Synthroid (17 people, 19.54%)
  4. Oxycontin (15 people, 17.24%)
  5. Neurontin (15 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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