Review: could Baclofen cause Muscle Atrophy?


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 Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 25,569 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 74 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.

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Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasticity. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 28,487 users)

Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, pain, gait disturbance, weakness, tendon disorder (latest reports from 6,510 Muscle atrophy patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

25,569 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen.
Among them, 74 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: 44.59 %
  • male: 55.41 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.49 %
  • 30-39: 5.97 %
  • 40-49: 14.93 %
  • 50-59: 49.25 %
  • 60+: 28.36 %

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 (29 people)
  • Muscle Spasticity (8 people)
  • Pain (7 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (6 people)
  • Anticoagulant Therapy (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (14 people)
  • Avonex (13 people)
  • Neurontin (9 people)
  • Lisinopril (9 people)
  • Lasix (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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