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Review: could Gabapentin cause Muscle spasm?

Summary: Muscle spasm could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 36,666 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 803 have Muscle spasm. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasm and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,166 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Muscle spasm

Muscle spasm (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 345,878 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 36,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 803 people (2.19%) have Muscle Spasm. They amount to 0.23% of all the 344,787 people who have Muscle Spasm on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle spasm in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Muscle spasm * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasm46.03%25.40%4.76%3.17%14.29%1.59%4.76%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasm0.00%0.00%0.71%3.42%12.54%25.07%27.78%30.48%

Severity of Muscle spasm when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasm7.69%15.38%69.23%7.69%

How people recovered from Muscle spasm ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasm0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (145 people, 18.06%)
  2. Pain (117 people, 14.57%)
  3. Muscle spasms (90 people, 11.21%)
  4. Neuralgia (65 people, 8.09%)
  5. Depression (53 people, 6.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (126 people, 15.69%)
  2. Zometa (123 people, 15.32%)
  3. Cymbalta (119 people, 14.82%)
  4. Baclofen (116 people, 14.45%)
  5. Albuterol (115 people, 14.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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