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Review: could Macrobid cause Muscle spasms?

Summary: Muscle spasms could be caused by Macrobid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Levaquin, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 2,997 people who have side effects while taking Macrobid from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Macrobid

Macrobid (latest outcomes from 3,423 users) has active ingredients of nitrofurantoin; nitrofurantoin, macrocrystalline. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 345,861 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 2,953 people reported to have side effects when taking Macrobid. Among them, 53 people (1.79%) have Muscle Spasms. They amount to 0.02% of all the 345,298 people who have Muscle Spasms on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Macrobid reports

Time on Macrobid when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle spasms90.38%9.62%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%0.00%2.50%2.50%27.50%12.50%55.00%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Macrobid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (15 people, 28.30%)
  2. Pain (14 people, 26.42%)
  3. Depression (13 people, 24.53%)
  4. Urinary tract infection (13 people, 24.53%)
  5. Osteoarthritis (12 people, 22.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levaquin (22 people, 41.51%)
  2. Nexium (18 people, 33.96%)
  3. Protonix (16 people, 30.19%)
  4. Singulair (15 people, 28.30%)
  5. Ambien (15 people, 28.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Recently Dxd w/ toxic multinodular goiter/hyperthyroidism. Fibromyalgia for 20+ years. Had to titrate off Savella 100 mg. BID due to hyperthyroidism. Now all above symptoms have worsened. Because thyroid blood work was in normal range ( although I had been on low iodine diet for 2 months, which should keep in normal range) endocrinologist said see me in six months! No instructions, no explanations. Can't find much about Plummer's online! Had bad reaction during uptake scan & ER said due to RAI. If levels had been high on blood work following scan results, Dr wanted to do RAI Ablation. I am a.) Afraid of worse reaction; b.) Ablation not working, having to be repeated; c.) Ultimately having to have thyroid removed surgically.
    I need to know my options! What should I be doing now? Anger and aggression, plus crying all the time are taking over my life. Savella was like a miracle drug for my fibromyalgia, but since it was an SNRI I am wondering how much of my problems is from stopping that. I did titrate off professionally, but had been on it over 3 years. Also wondering if it, hyperthyroidism or both are reason I am on four bp meds as cardiologist says heart is healthy. No history of stroke or seizures.
    Is there anyone out there who can give me direction? Every day is worse. Also having injections in c- spine to determine if neurological surgery w/ help w/ spinal cord compression. First was done Monday.
    Eyes also not focusing! Fibromyalgia or hyperthyroidism? Dr says I have 20/20 in each eye individually & field vision test okay. Still can't see TV or anything up close such as cosmetic needs for face! Nothing helps close vision. Glasses will help distance clear enough for now.

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  • From this study (3 days 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.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I took one pill of macrobid and three hours later my throat felt tight and I started coughing and wheezing

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