Review: could Baclofen cause Pneumonia Aspiration?


Summary

Pneumonia aspiration is found among people who take Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 25,569 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 245 have Pneumonia aspiration. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia aspiration and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasticity. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 28,487 users)

Pneumonia Aspiration

Pneumonia aspiration (bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree) has been reported by people with alanine aminotransferase increased, erythema multiforme, hypokalemia, agranulocytosis, drowsiness (latest reports from 10,769 Pneumonia aspiration patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

25,569 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen.
Among them, 245 people (0.96%) have Pneumonia Aspiration


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Baclofen cause Pneumonia aspiration?

Time on Baclofen when people have Pneumonia Aspiration *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.43 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia Aspiration when taking Baclofen *:

  • female: 53.53 %
  • male: 46.47 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia Aspiration when taking Baclofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.46 %
  • 2-9: 2.3 %
  • 10-19: 2.3 %
  • 20-29: 8.76 %
  • 30-39: 6.91 %
  • 40-49: 18.89 %
  • 50-59: 23.5 %
  • 60+: 36.87 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (85 people)
  • Muscle Spasticity (40 people)
  • Pain (33 people)
  • Depression (30 people)
  • Anxiety (24 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tysabri (47 people)
  • Avonex (30 people)
  • Neurontin (27 people)
  • Lyrica (25 people)
  • Cymbalta (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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