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Review: could Flexeril cause Weight gain?

We study 14,427 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 576 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Flexeril

Flexeril (latest outcomes from 16,403 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,153 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 11, 2014: 14,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 576 people (3.99%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.11% of all the 526,570 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain15.00%10.00%15.00%35.00%10.00%10.00%5.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Flexeril * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain81.12%18.88%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Flexeril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.39%3.34%16.90%30.45%32.81%16.11%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%38.89%38.89%22.22%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (96 people, 16.67%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (87 people, 15.10%)
  3. Depression (67 people, 11.63%)
  4. Anxiety (54 people, 9.38%)
  5. Muscle spasms (38 people, 6.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (126 people, 21.88%)
  2. Lyrica (109 people, 18.92%)
  3. Xanax (97 people, 16.84%)
  4. Cymbalta (87 people, 15.10%)
  5. Vicodin (81 people, 14.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Lost 20 pounds then gained 7 of it back without changing anything in my eating or exercise habits. I did stop taking the flexiril for a while but I'm not sure if it was during that period when I lost the weight. I also stopped taking birth control pills low-ovral at that time and haven't gone back on. I attributed the weight loss to that at that time but now that I am gaining weight with no apparent reason I'm not so sure. My TSH levels are usually low around .33 and .41 and below.

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