Gabapentin and Muscle spasm - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Muscle spasm with Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 95,031 people who have side effects when taking Gabapentin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 21, 2017

95,031 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,067 people (2.18%) have Muscle Spasm


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Muscle spasm?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Muscle Spasm *:

  • < 1 month: 45.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.78 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.11 %
  • 10+ years: 4.44 %

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

  • female: 66.88 %
  • male: 33.12 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.32 %
  • 10-19: 1.03 %
  • 20-29: 2.52 %
  • 30-39: 9.18 %
  • 40-49: 18.23 %
  • 50-59: 26.63 %
  • 60+: 42.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (320 people, 15.48%)
  • Pain (290 people, 14.03%)
  • Neuralgia (121 people, 5.85%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (116 people, 5.61%)
  • High Blood Pressure (115 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (227 people, 10.98%)
  • Lyrica (181 people, 8.76%)
  • Zometa (169 people, 8.18%)
  • Neurontin (167 people, 8.08%)
  • Vitamin D (163 people, 7.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (525 people, 25.40%)
  • Fatigue (461 people, 22.30%)
  • Weakness (410 people, 19.84%)
  • Nausea (380 people, 18.38%)
  • Pain In Extremity (376 people, 18.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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