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Review: could Zanaflex cause Hallucination?

Summary: Hallucination could be caused by Zanaflex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Oxycontin, and have Pain.

We study 6,712 people who have side effects while taking Zanaflex from FDA and social media. Among them, 158 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Zanaflex

Zanaflex (latest outcomes from 7,278 users) has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) (latest reports from 165,875 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 6,695 people reported to have side effects when taking Zanaflex. Among them, 158 people (2.36%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.09% of all the 167,599 people who have Hallucination on eHealthMe.

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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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Can you please give me information as to whether taking these medicines can cause these symptoms. Thanks.

    Reply

  • 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.

    Reply

    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?

    Reply

    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!

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

  • 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.

    Reply

    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

    Reply

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