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Related topic: Gaviscon, Muscle cramp

Review: could Gaviscon cause Muscle cramp?

Summary: Muscle cramp could be caused by Gaviscon, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Forteo, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 3,422 people who have side effects while taking Gaviscon from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Muscle cramp. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramp and more.

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Gaviscon

Gaviscon (latest outcomes from 3,552 users) has active ingredients of aluminum hydroxide; magnesium trisilicate. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Muscle cramp

Muscle cramp (painful sensation caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,507 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Apr, 5, 2014: 3,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Gaviscon. Among them, 9 people (0.26%) have Muscle Cramp. They amount to 0.02% of all the 49,451 people who have Muscle Cramp on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle cramp in Gaviscon reports

Time on Gaviscon when people have Muscle cramp * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Muscle cramp when taking Gaviscon * :

FemaleMale
Muscle cramp66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Muscle cramp when taking Gaviscon * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramp0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%

Severity of Muscle cramp when taking Gaviscon ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Muscle cramp ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (3 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Forteo (4 people, 44.44%)
  2. Ibuprofen (4 people, 44.44%)
  3. Mefloquine hcl (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Verapamil (3 people, 33.33%)
  5. Epinephrine (3 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Still recovering from stomach sourness / bloating since 5-Apr-2014 but better. Get hungry fast and need to eat immediately otherwise stomach sourness arise.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • muscle cramps/spasm througout my body

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month 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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