Review: could Celebrex cause Muscle Spasms?


Muscle spasms is found among people who take Celebrex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain . We study 81,554 people who have side effects while taking Celebrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,201 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Celebrex has active ingredients of celecoxib. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Celebrex 80,958 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, high blood pressure (latest reports from 64,346 Muscle spasms patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

81,554 people reported to have side effects when taking Celebrex.
Among them, 1,201 people (1.47%) have Muscle Spasms

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Celebrex cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Celebrex when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 26.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 27.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.36 %
  • 10+ years: 0.91 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Celebrex *:

  • female: 69.41 %
  • male: 30.59 %

Age of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Celebrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.97 %
  • 20-29: 1.61 %
  • 30-39: 7.21 %
  • 40-49: 18.95 %
  • 50-59: 27.88 %
  • 60+: 43.27 %

Severity if Muscle Spasms when taking Celebrex **:

  • least: 20 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 20 %

How people recovered from Muscle Spasms **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (184 people)
  • Arthritis (177 people)
  • Hypertension (134 people)
  • Osteoporosis (104 people)
  • Depression (92 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (257 people)
  • Lipitor (190 people)
  • Aspirin (189 people)
  • Zometa (186 people)
  • Ambien (174 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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