Review: could Zanaflex cause Hallucination?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 11, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 6,690 people who take Zanaflex. Among them, 93 have Hallucination. See who they are, when they have Hallucination and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Zanaflex (latest outcomes from 7,275 users) has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms, back pain - low. Commonly reported side effects of Zanaflex include pain exacerbated, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain, pain, fatigue.
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) (latest reports from 164,196 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, high blood pressure, quit smoking.
On Mar, 11, 2014: 6,690 people reported to have side effects when taking Zanaflex. Among them, 158 people (2.36%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.10% of all the 164,193 people who have Hallucination.
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Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Zanaflex * :
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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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Can you please give me information as to whether taking these medicines can cause these symptoms. Thanks.
From this study (1 year ago):
The hallucinations are always negative. They are usually swarming insects or skeletons. The nightmares are morbid and often start out similar to the hallucinations and include graveyard scenes, skulls, and skeletons. The nightmares are progressively worse and become demonic and awful.
actonel34 on Oct, 4, 2012:
I started taking it yesterday and it works great with my neck and back injury. But omg I had nightmares and woke up really scared took me a while to shake it off. Dont know if I will take another one or just half?
Shaun on Oct, 5, 2012:
I have very.morbid nightmares. Like my life is a horror movie or im watching a horror/suspense movie. Murders so forth. Its a nightly thing and its really getting old!
Kylie on Oct, 24, 2012:
Medications like Risperdal don't start to work until it builds up in your system. You can't just take one pill and it works within hours. No. It usually takes about 3 to 4 weeks to start feeling a diffrence.
From this study (2 years ago):
The hallucinations and nightmares are side effects from the Zanaflex. They occurred when I was taking Zanafex before I began taking the other medications. The nightmares are horrific and terrifying! They include graveyard visions and demons. They're extremely hard to deal with and I will be going in to the doctor to discuss a new drug as I cannot deal any longer with these symptoms.
The nightmares and the hallucinations include skeletons, snakes, and spiders, and they are nothing short of terrifying.
Jamie in Pain on Aug, 20, 2012:
I have been having terrifying halucinations with taking zanaflex like thinking I see my children doing strange things and about rodents (which that is my biggest fear) and big spiders. I haven't slept through the night in awhile because I'm damned if I do and damned if i dont
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