Review: could Gabapentin cause Muscle Spasm?


Summary

Muscle spasm is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 49,394 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,035 have Muscle spasm. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasm and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 49,115 users)

Muscle Spasm

Muscle spasm has been reported by people with weight decreased, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, hypotension, drug ineffective, feeling abnormal (latest reports from 70,478 Muscle spasm patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

49,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,035 people (2.1%) have Muscle Spasm


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Muscle spasm?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Muscle Spasm *:

  • < 1 month: 44.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.86 %
  • 10+ years: 4.29 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Spasm when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 63.3 %
  • male: 36.7 %

Age of people who have Muscle Spasm when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.23 %
  • 20-29: 3.2 %
  • 30-39: 12.42 %
  • 40-49: 21.65 %
  • 50-59: 27.31 %
  • 60+: 34.19 %

Severity if Muscle Spasm when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 27.78 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Muscle Spasm **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (166 people)
  • Pain (143 people)
  • Depression (79 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (78 people)
  • Neuralgia (65 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (143 people)
  • Zometa (141 people)
  • Baclofen (141 people)
  • Neurontin (132 people)
  • Lisinopril (115 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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