Review: could Baclofen cause Muscle atrophy?
Summary: Muscle atrophy could be caused by Baclofen, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lisinopril, and have Multiple sclerosis.
We study 20,272 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.
For patients like me, how are my drugs? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. We use data reported since 1977 till to date. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now >>>
On Apr, 14, 2014: 20,272 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 63 people (0.31%) have Muscle Atrophy. They amount to 0.17% of all the 36,936 people who have Muscle Atrophy on eHealthMe.
Time on Baclofen when people have Muscle atrophy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Baclofen * :
|Muscle atrophy||34.85%||65.15% |
Age of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Baclofen * :
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.92%||14.75%||52.46%||27.87% |
Severity of Muscle atrophy when taking Baclofen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle atrophy ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (19 people, 30.16%)
- Pain (9 people, 14.29%)
- Muscle spasticity (8 people, 12.70%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (6 people, 9.52%)
- Atrial fibrillation (5 people, 7.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lisinopril (11 people, 17.46%)
- Avonex (11 people, 17.46%)
- Tysabri (9 people, 14.29%)
- Multi-vitamin (9 people, 14.29%)
- Lasix (8 people, 12.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related topic: Baclofen, Muscle atrophy
You can also:
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.
What is Baclofen used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Comments from related studies:
From this study (11 months ago):
Neurologist and neurosurgeon have suggested ulnar nerve decompression surgery.
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.