Review: could Zanaflex cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?
Summary: Hallucination is found among people who take Zanaflex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain.
We study 6,736 people who have side effects while taking Zanaflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 93 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.
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Zanaflex has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 7,307 Zanaflex users)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,196 Hallucination patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 6,736 people reported to have side effects when taking Zanaflex. Among them, 158 people (2.35%) have Hallucination.
Time on Zanaflex when people have Hallucination * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Zanaflex * :
Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Zanaflex * :
Severity of Hallucination when taking Zanaflex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hallucination ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (51 people, 32.28%)
- Multiple myeloma (28 people, 17.72%)
- Muscle spasms (19 people, 12.03%)
- Multiple sclerosis (12 people, 7.59%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (6 people, 3.80%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (54 people, 34.18%)
- Neurontin (49 people, 31.01%)
- Ambien (41 people, 25.95%)
- Atenolol (36 people, 22.78%)
- Prednisone (35 people, 22.15%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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