Macrobid and Muscle spasms - from FDA reports


Summary

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 Urinary tract infection . We study 4,254 people who have side effects while taking Macrobid from FDA. Among them, 95 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Macrobid

Macrobid has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Macrobid 4,915 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,114 Muscle spasms patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

4,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Macrobid.
Among them, 95 people (2.23%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Macrobid cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Macrobid when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 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: 25 %

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

  • female: 92.55 %
  • male: 7.45 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.9 %
  • 30-39: 3.9 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 32.47 %
  • 60+: 41.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (23 people, 24.21%)
  • Pain (22 people, 23.16%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (19 people, 20.00%)
  • Depression (16 people, 16.84%)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (13 people, 13.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levaquin (27 people, 28.42%)
  • Nexium (22 people, 23.16%)
  • Ambien (22 people, 23.16%)
  • Cymbalta (21 people, 22.11%)
  • Lexapro (19 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (46 people, 48.42%)
  • Joint Pain (37 people, 38.95%)
  • Back Pain (37 people, 38.95%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (32 people, 33.68%)
  • Pain (29 people, 30.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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