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Review: could Baclofen cause Dizziness?

Summary: Dizziness is found among people who take Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 20,378 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,003 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 21,190 Baclofen users)

Dizziness

Dizziness has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 162,098 Dizziness patients)

On Dec, 28, 2014: 20,369 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 1,005 people (4.93%) have Dizziness.

Trend of Dizziness in Baclofen reports

Time on Baclofen when people have Dizziness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dizziness32.65%16.33%10.20%12.24%4.08%18.37%6.12%

Gender of people who have Dizziness when taking Baclofen * :

FemaleMale
Dizziness69.28%30.72%

Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Baclofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dizziness0.00%0.50%0.59%1.88%13.68%35.88%25.87%21.61%

Severity of Dizziness when taking Baclofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dizziness9.09%59.09%22.73%9.09%

How people recovered from Dizziness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dizziness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (322 people, 32.04%)
  2. Pain (165 people, 16.42%)
  3. Depression (91 people, 9.05%)
  4. Muscle spasms (78 people, 7.76%)
  5. Muscle spasticity (68 people, 6.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (198 people, 19.70%)
  2. Gabapentin (160 people, 15.92%)
  3. Aspirin (138 people, 13.73%)
  4. Diazepam (121 people, 12.04%)
  5. Lyrica (114 people, 11.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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