Review: could Baclofen cause Muscle weakness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 20,286 people who take Baclofen. Among them, 1,788 have Muscle weakness. See who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Baclofen (latest outcomes from 21,050 users) 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) (latest reports from 1,312,753 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 19,298 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 1,806 people (9.36%) 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||35.56%||11.11%||2.22%||33.33%||4.44%||4.44%||8.89% |
Gender of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Baclofen * :
|Muscle weakness||66.47%||33.53% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Baclofen * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||1.51%||0.63%||3.86%||13.20%||29.80%||27.30%||23.70% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Baclofen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||40.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||28.57%||71.43% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (814 people, 45.07%)
- Pain (209 people, 11.57%)
- Muscle spasticity (190 people, 10.52%)
- Muscle spasms (164 people, 9.08%)
- Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (89 people, 4.93%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Avonex (360 people, 19.93%)
- Neurontin (317 people, 17.55%)
- Gabapentin (225 people, 12.46%)
- Tysabri (216 people, 11.96%)
- Betaseron (198 people, 10.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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