Review: could Gabapentin cause Muscle spasm?
We study 36,849 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 804 have Muscle spasm. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasm and more.
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Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,365 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.
Muscle spasm (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 349,865 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Aug, 15, 2014: 36,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 804 people (2.18%) have Muscle Spasm. They amount to 0.23% of all the 349,811 people who have Muscle Spasm on eHealthMe.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Muscle spasm * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasm||45.31%||25.00%||4.69%||4.69%||14.06%||1.56%||4.69% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasm when taking Gabapentin * :
|Muscle spasm||0.00%||0.00%||0.71%||3.56%||12.52%||25.04%||27.74%||30.44% |
Severity of Muscle spasm when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasm||7.14%||21.43%||64.29%||7.14% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasm ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasm||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (145 people, 18.03%)
- Pain (118 people, 14.68%)
- Muscle spasms (90 people, 11.19%)
- Neuralgia (65 people, 8.08%)
- Depression (53 people, 6.59%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (126 people, 15.67%)
- Zometa (123 people, 15.30%)
- Cymbalta (119 people, 14.80%)
- Baclofen (116 people, 14.43%)
- Albuterol (115 people, 14.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
Been I'll for 9 months. Just recently found pneumonia. Can't afford dermatologist and do for doesn't know what the hives are. You can write with your finger on my skin and it will show up.
From this study (10 months ago):
I've had mild to moderate spasms for a few years now, but they have become more frequent and pronounced in the few weeks
From this study (11 months ago):
Dr wants to add cymbalta and stop lexapro. I'm wondering if many of my problems are the meds.
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