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Review: could Baclofen cause Urinary incontinence?





Summary: Urinary incontinence is found among people who take Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 20,369 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 305 have Urinary incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary incontinence and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 21,180 users)

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain.(latest reports from Urinary incontinence 18,495 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 20,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 305 people (1.50%) have Urinary Incontinence.

Trend of Urinary incontinence in Baclofen reports

Time on Baclofen when people have Urinary incontinence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary incontinence0.00%22.22%11.11%44.44%11.11%0.00%11.11%

Gender of people who have Urinary incontinence when taking Baclofen * :

FemaleMale
Urinary incontinence67.76%32.24%

Age of people who have Urinary incontinence when taking Baclofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary incontinence0.00%0.00%0.00%4.67%13.71%30.53%32.71%18.38%

Severity of Urinary incontinence when taking Baclofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary incontinence33.33%0.00%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Urinary incontinence ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Urinary incontinence0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (132 people, 43.28%)
  2. Muscle spasms (28 people, 9.18%)
  3. Pain (27 people, 8.85%)
  4. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (24 people, 7.87%)
  5. Muscle spasticity (20 people, 6.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (83 people, 27.21%)
  2. Avonex (66 people, 21.64%)
  3. Gabapentin (57 people, 18.69%)
  4. Zanaflex (51 people, 16.72%)
  5. Paxil (44 people, 14.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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