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Review: could Baclofen cause Pneumonia aspiration?

Summary: Pneumonia aspiration could be caused by Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 20,272 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 221 have Pneumonia aspiration. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia aspiration and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen (latest outcomes from 21,074 users) has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Pneumonia aspiration

Pneumonia aspiration (bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree) (latest reports from 52,686 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 20,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 221 people (1.09%) have Pneumonia Aspiration. They amount to 0.42% of all the 52,657 people who have Pneumonia Aspiration on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia aspiration in Baclofen reports

Time on Baclofen when people have Pneumonia aspiration * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia aspiration35.29%0.00%0.00%0.00%17.65%47.06%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Pneumonia aspiration52.30%47.70%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia aspiration0.46%2.31%2.31%7.87%6.94%18.98%22.69%38.43%

Severity of Pneumonia aspiration when taking Baclofen ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pneumonia aspiration ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (85 people, 38.46%)
  2. Muscle spasticity (38 people, 17.19%)
  3. Depression (35 people, 15.84%)
  4. Pain (31 people, 14.03%)
  5. Muscle spasms (25 people, 11.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tysabri (48 people, 21.72%)
  2. Avonex (34 people, 15.38%)
  3. Neurontin (28 people, 12.67%)
  4. Vitamin d (24 people, 10.86%)
  5. Provigil (23 people, 10.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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