Review: could Baclofen cause Muscle Atrophy?


Summary

Muscle atrophy is found among people who take Baclofen, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 26,445 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 78 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasticity. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 41,251 users)

Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with weight decreased, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, pain, gait disturbance, weakness (latest reports from 7,949 Muscle atrophy patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

26,445 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen.
Among them, 78 people (0.29%) have Muscle Atrophy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Baclofen cause Muscle atrophy?

Time on Baclofen when people have Muscle Atrophy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Baclofen *:

  • female: 46.15 %
  • male: 53.85 %

Age of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Baclofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.43 %
  • 30-39: 5.71 %
  • 40-49: 15.71 %
  • 50-59: 48.57 %
  • 60+: 28.57 %

Severity if Muscle Atrophy when taking Baclofen **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Atrophy **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (31 people, 39.74%)
  • Pain (8 people, 10.26%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (8 people, 10.26%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (6 people, 7.69%)
  • Anticoagulant Therapy (6 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (14 people, 17.95%)
  • Avonex (14 people, 17.95%)
  • Neurontin (10 people, 12.82%)
  • Lasix (10 people, 12.82%)
  • Flomax (9 people, 11.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (18 people, 23.08%)
  • Depression (18 people, 23.08%)
  • Weight Decreased (17 people, 21.79%)
  • Hypoaesthesia (14 people, 17.95%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (13 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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