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Review: could Garlic cause Muscle cramps?

Summary: Muscle cramps could be caused by Garlic, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Vitamin e, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 1,190 people who have side effects while taking Garlic from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Garlic. Among them, 17 people (1.43%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 0.03% of all the 49,480 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Garlic reports

Time on Garlic when people have Muscle cramps * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Garlic * :

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps58.82%41.18%

Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Garlic * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%29.41%17.65%52.94%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Garlic ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 11.76%)
  2. Pain (1 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin e (11 people, 64.71%)
  2. Aspirin (6 people, 35.29%)
  3. Garlic extract (4 people, 23.53%)
  4. Atenolol (4 people, 23.53%)
  5. Niaspan (4 people, 23.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • muscle cramps/spasm througout my body

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Muscle cramps legs front and back under rib cage hands feet

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • my toes moves constantly if im standing up or sitting down for two years now...my sencond toe is so red from rubbing i am very discouraged so muche pain...i have been diagnosed with osteoporos ...depress major...anxiety..my feet hurt so much i cry...what s happening and this all day long

    Thank you
    Stephanie

    Reply

    Dr Walker on Mar, 23, 2014:

    Stephanie, have you had your blood levels of Vitamin B12 checked?

    I am a 55 year old female family Dr. in Ontario

    Reply

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