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Review: could Baclofen cause Cough?

Summary: Cough could be caused by Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 20,272 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 326 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen (latest outcomes from 21,074 users) has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Cough

Cough (latest reports from 483,250 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 20,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 326 people (1.61%) have Cough. They amount to 0.07% of all the 481,356 people who have Cough on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cough in Baclofen reports

Time on Baclofen when people have Cough * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cough28.57%28.57%42.86%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Baclofen * :

FemaleMale
Cough68.58%31.42%

Age of people who have Cough when taking Baclofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cough0.00%3.31%0.99%2.32%16.56%25.50%27.48%23.84%

Severity of Cough when taking Baclofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cough0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Cough ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cough0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (105 people, 32.21%)
  2. Pain (48 people, 14.72%)
  3. Depression (26 people, 7.98%)
  4. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (23 people, 7.06%)
  5. Muscle spasms (23 people, 7.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (84 people, 25.77%)
  2. Oxycontin (47 people, 14.42%)
  3. Aspirin (46 people, 14.11%)
  4. Gilenya (40 people, 12.27%)
  5. Gabapentin (39 people, 11.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Baclofen (baclofen) is often used for muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions Baclofen is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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    ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.

    Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given

    I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.

    Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • 1st 3 symptoms due to a tooth extraction on 10/22/12 by an over-zealous dentist. After much effort the tooth finally came out and he exclaimed, "Most dentists would have sent a patient with a tooth like that to an oral surgeon, but I seem to have very good luck in getting them out." Little did I know that he had broken my maxillary bone and a week later I almost died from multiple bacterial infections in my sinus cavity. The bacteria damaged all 3 branches of my Trigeminal nerve and 3 surgeries later I have seen no improvement. Now have double vision in right eye and trigeminal pain 24/7. Gabapentin was a life saver, but only decreases pain and never eliminates it. Severe coughing started soon after starting gabapentin and cough is very wet, as if I have bronchitis. Chest x-Ray 4/7/14 shows normal and my doctor is perplexed. Neurologist has me taking Dextromorphan Hydrobromide, but seems to be ineffective. Help!

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