Review: Muscle weakness in Baclofen
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 29, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Muscle weakness (Weakness) by studying 19,245 people who take Baclofen. We analyze: the time on Baclofen when people have Muscle weakness, gender and age of these people, the severity of Muscle weakness, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Baclofen. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Baclofen (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis. Commonly reported side effects of Baclofen include weakness, fatigue, multiple sclerosis, multiple sclerosis aggravated, fall.
Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Nov, 28, 2013: 19,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 1,708 people (8.89%) have Muscle Weakness.
Time on Baclofen when people have Muscle weakness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle weakness||31.58%||13.16%||2.63%||36.84%||2.63%||5.26%||7.89% |
Gender of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Baclofen * :
|Muscle weakness||67.29%||32.71% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Baclofen * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||1.28%||0.67%||4.12%||13.81%||30.46%||26.84%||22.83% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Baclofen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||42.86%||57.14%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (783 people, 45.84%)
- Pain (200 people, 11.71%)
- Muscle spasticity (162 people, 9.48%)
- Muscle spasms (159 people, 9.31%)
- Depression (83 people, 4.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Avonex (343 people, 20.08%)
- Neurontin (311 people, 18.21%)
- Gabapentin (213 people, 12.47%)
- Tysabri (213 people, 12.47%)
- Betaseron (198 people, 11.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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