Review: could Baclofen cause Muscle Weakness?


Summary

Muscle weakness is found among people who take Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 26,446 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,207 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasticity. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 41,254 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, diarrhea, insomnia (latest reports from 271,261 Muscle weakness patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

26,446 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen.
Among them, 2,207 people (8.35%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Baclofen cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Baclofen when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 35.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.96 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 27.78 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

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

  • female: 67.96 %
  • male: 32.04 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.39 %
  • 10-19: 0.62 %
  • 20-29: 3.5 %
  • 30-39: 12.31 %
  • 40-49: 27.55 %
  • 50-59: 28.06 %
  • 60+: 26.52 %

Severity if Muscle Weakness when taking Baclofen **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 43.75 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Muscle Weakness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 15.38 %
  • not yet: 84.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (940 people, 42.59%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (196 people, 8.88%)
  • Pain (187 people, 8.47%)
  • Muscle Spasms (161 people, 7.29%)
  • Gait Disturbance (123 people, 5.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avonex (342 people, 15.50%)
  • Neurontin (307 people, 13.91%)
  • Gabapentin (261 people, 11.83%)
  • Tysabri (247 people, 11.19%)
  • Rebif (208 people, 9.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (445 people, 20.16%)
  • Fall (389 people, 17.63%)
  • Nausea (367 people, 16.63%)
  • Gait Disturbance (325 people, 14.73%)
  • Headache (322 people, 14.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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