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Review: could Baclofen cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?

Summary: Muscle weakness 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 Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 20,404 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,793 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 spasms. (latest outcomes from 21,221 Baclofen users)

Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 182,307 Muscle weakness patients)

On Apr, 15, 2015: 20,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 1,811 people (8.88%) have Muscle Weakness.

Trend of Muscle weakness in Baclofen reports

Time on Baclofen when people have Muscle weakness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle weakness34.69%10.20%2.04%34.69%4.08%4.08%10.20%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle weakness66.46%33.54%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle weakness0.00%1.51%0.62%3.85%13.27%29.72%27.38%23.63%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Baclofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness0.00%46.67%46.67%6.67%

How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle weakness0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (814 people, 44.95%)
  2. Pain (211 people, 11.65%)
  3. Muscle spasticity (190 people, 10.49%)
  4. Muscle spasms (165 people, 9.11%)
  5. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (89 people, 4.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Avonex (360 people, 19.88%)
  2. Neurontin (317 people, 17.50%)
  3. Gabapentin (227 people, 12.53%)
  4. Tysabri (216 people, 11.93%)
  5. Betaseron (199 people, 10.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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