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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 14,476 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 579 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. (latest outcomes from 16,458 Flexeril users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 14,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 579 people (4.00%) 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 gain13.04%8.70%13.04%30.43%17.39%13.04%4.35%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain81.05%18.95%

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%3.32%16.99%30.27%32.81%16.21%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%42.86%38.10%19.05%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%11.11%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (96 people, 16.58%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (87 people, 15.03%)
  3. Depression (67 people, 11.57%)
  4. Anxiety (54 people, 9.33%)
  5. Muscle spasms (38 people, 6.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (126 people, 21.76%)
  2. Lyrica (109 people, 18.83%)
  3. Xanax (97 people, 16.75%)
  4. Cymbalta (87 people, 15.03%)
  5. Vicodin (81 people, 13.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    britsarmymom on Apr, 26, 2014:

    Mother just survived near brush with respiratory arrest. Hallucinated at night on Tramadol, argumentative with RN who reported her to MD. He planned to ADD Seroquel 25 mg to Tramadol, Neurontin, Remeron and Ativan in rehab facility. She declined Tramadol and Seroquel and was still so sedated her pulse ox went down to 84 with long periods of apnea and need for constant obs with frequent rousing for airway. MAJOR struggle with RN to get 02 and MD agreed to no more Tramodol at night and absolutely no Seroquel. How many elderly are lost this way?

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