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Review: could Zanaflex cause Drug screen positive?

We study 6,724 people who have side effects while taking Zanaflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Drug screen positive. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug screen positive and more.

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Zanaflex

Zanaflex (latest outcomes from 7,293 users) has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Drug screen positive

Drug screen positive (latest reports from 17,273 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 6,721 people reported to have side effects when taking Zanaflex. Among them, 21 people (0.31%) have Drug Screen Positive. They amount to 0.12% of all the 17,222 people who have Drug Screen Positive on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug screen positive in Zanaflex reports

Time on Zanaflex when people have Drug screen positive * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug screen positive100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drug screen positive when taking Zanaflex * :

FemaleMale
Drug screen positive76.92%23.08%

Age of people who have Drug screen positive when taking Zanaflex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug screen positive0.00%0.00%0.00%21.74%43.48%30.43%4.35%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (8 people, 38.10%)
  2. Arthritis (4 people, 19.05%)
  3. Back pain (4 people, 19.05%)
  4. Neck pain (4 people, 19.05%)
  5. Neuralgia (1 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (11 people, 52.38%)
  2. Valium (9 people, 42.86%)
  3. Baclofen (8 people, 38.10%)
  4. Klonopin (8 people, 38.10%)
  5. Xanax (7 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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