Review: could Macrobid cause Muscle Spasms?


Muscle spasms is found among people who take Macrobid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levaquin, and have Pain . We study 3,384 people who have side effects while taking Macrobid from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Macrobid has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Macrobid 3,915 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, back pain, fatigue (latest reports from 70,478 Muscle spasms patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

3,384 people reported to have side effects when taking Macrobid.
Among them, 63 people (1.86%) have Muscle Spasms

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Macrobid cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Macrobid when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Macrobid *:

  • female: 90.32 %
  • male: 9.68 %

Age of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Macrobid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.17 %
  • 30-39: 2.08 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 22.92 %
  • 60+: 45.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (16 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (15 people)
  • Depression (15 people)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (14 people)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levaquin (23 people)
  • Nexium (18 people)
  • Protonix (17 people)
  • Ambien (17 people)
  • Klonopin (15 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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