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 Baclofen, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 51,421 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,082 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 83,499 users)

Muscle Spasm

Muscle spasm has been reported by people with weight decreased, hypotension, drug ineffective, feeling abnormal, weakness (latest reports from 101,053 Muscle spasm patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

51,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,082 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: 44.44 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.94 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.78 %
  • 10+ years: 4.17 %

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

  • female: 63.83 %
  • male: 36.17 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.12 %
  • 10-19: 1.65 %
  • 20-29: 3.17 %
  • 30-39: 12.57 %
  • 40-49: 21.15 %
  • 50-59: 26.67 %
  • 60+: 34.67 %

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 (178 people, 16.45%)
  • Pain (147 people, 13.59%)
  • Muscle Spasms (80 people, 7.39%)
  • Depression (77 people, 7.12%)
  • Neuralgia (68 people, 6.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Baclofen (147 people, 13.59%)
  • Zometa (145 people, 13.40%)
  • Cymbalta (145 people, 13.40%)
  • Neurontin (136 people, 12.57%)
  • Lisinopril (121 people, 11.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (323 people, 29.85%)
  • Fatigue (260 people, 24.03%)
  • Back Pain (236 people, 21.81%)
  • Dyspnoea (216 people, 19.96%)
  • Pain In Extremity (212 people, 19.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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