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Review: could Flexeril cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?





Summary: Weight gain 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 14,466 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 577 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Flexeril

Flexeril has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (view latest outcomes from 16,445 users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 14,459 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 577 people (3.99%) have Weight Gain.

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 gain14.29%9.52%14.29%33.33%14.29%9.52%4.76%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain81.15%18.85%

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%3.33%17.06%30.39%32.75%16.08%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%42.11%36.84%21.05%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (96 people, 16.64%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (87 people, 15.08%)
  3. Depression (67 people, 11.61%)
  4. Anxiety (54 people, 9.36%)
  5. Muscle spasms (38 people, 6.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (126 people, 21.84%)
  2. Lyrica (109 people, 18.89%)
  3. Xanax (97 people, 16.81%)
  4. Cymbalta (87 people, 15.08%)
  5. Vicodin (81 people, 14.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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