Enbrel and Muscle cramps - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle cramps is found among people who take Enbrel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Psoriasis . We study 375,857 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA. Among them, 81 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Enbrel

Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Enbrel 377,262 users)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 10,549 Muscle cramps patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

375,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel.
Among them, 81 people (0.02%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Enbrel cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Enbrel when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 37.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Enbrel *:

  • female: 76.54 %
  • male: 23.46 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Enbrel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.33 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.33 %
  • 30-39: 6.67 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 28.0 %
  • 60+: 42.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Psoriasis (4 people, 4.94%)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (2 people, 2.47%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (2 people, 2.47%)
  • Osteoporosis (2 people, 2.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1 person, 1.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (20 people, 24.69%)
  • Methotrexate (18 people, 22.22%)
  • Folic Acid (10 people, 12.35%)
  • Celecoxib (9 people, 11.11%)
  • Omeprazole (8 people, 9.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (9 people, 11.11%)
  • Nausea (6 people, 7.41%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (5 people, 6.17%)
  • Muscle Spasms (4 people, 4.94%)
  • Joint Pain (4 people, 4.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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