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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 6,734 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

Zanaflex has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Zanaflex 7,305 users)

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.(latest reports from Hallucination 30,019 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 6,734 people reported to have side effects when taking Zanaflex. Among them, 158 people (2.35%) have Hallucination.

Trend of Hallucination in Zanaflex reports

Time on Zanaflex when people have Hallucination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucination30.77%23.08%38.46%0.00%3.85%3.85%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Zanaflex * :

FemaleMale
Hallucination60.62%39.38%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Zanaflex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucination0.74%0.00%0.00%0.74%21.32%23.53%22.79%30.88%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Zanaflex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucination0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (51 people, 32.28%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (28 people, 17.72%)
  3. Muscle spasms (19 people, 12.03%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (12 people, 7.59%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (6 people, 3.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (54 people, 34.18%)
  2. Neurontin (49 people, 31.01%)
  3. Ambien (41 people, 25.95%)
  4. Atenolol (36 people, 22.78%)
  5. Prednisone (35 people, 22.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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