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Review: could Baclofen cause Tingling and numbness?

Summary: Tingling and numbness could be caused by Baclofen, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zanaflex, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 20,272 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 66 have Tingling and numbness. Find out below who they are, when they have Tingling and numbness 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, multiple sclerosis. Commonly reported side effects of Baclofen include weakness, fatigue, multiple sclerosis aggravated, urinary tract infection, fall.

Tingling and numbness

Tingling and numbness (abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but are often felt in your fingers, hands, feet, arms, or legs) (latest reports from 29,948 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 20,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 66 people (0.32%) have Tingling And Numbness. They amount to 0.22% of all the 29,827 people who have Tingling And Numbness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tingling and numbness in Baclofen reports

Time on Baclofen when people have Tingling and numbness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tingling and numbness10.00%50.00%10.00%10.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tingling and numbness when taking Baclofen * :

FemaleMale
Tingling and numbness50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Tingling and numbness when taking Baclofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tingling and numbness0.00%0.00%0.00%3.17%22.22%30.16%26.98%17.46%

Severity of Tingling and numbness when taking Baclofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tingling and numbness0.00%66.67%22.22%11.11%

How people recovered from Tingling and numbness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tingling and numbness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (29 people, 43.94%)
  2. Depression (7 people, 10.61%)
  3. Bladder disorder (7 people, 10.61%)
  4. Gait disturbance (7 people, 10.61%)
  5. Muscle spasms (6 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zanaflex (15 people, 22.73%)
  2. Ultram (14 people, 21.21%)
  3. Mobic (12 people, 18.18%)
  4. Paxil (12 people, 18.18%)
  5. Tysabri (12 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • SDtarted Baclofen 10 mgs TID after stopping drinking moderately. After approx 5 to 6 weeks of use suddenly had malaise then myriad neurological symptom which setled into numbness tingling hand and feet and tongue.

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    Dothan al on Apr, 21, 2013:

    Wow- i too have been having the same symptoms of malaise, tingling and numbness all over body, and muscle spasms. Im currently taking baclofen 10 mg twice daily and protonix. Please stay posted and let me knw your outcome. Also, i have body twitching. I have been to a dr that said i have fibromyalgia and started me on cymbalta. Im going to stop all meds at once- these meds bring about other symptoms. Thanks for sharing!

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