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Review: could Macrobid cause Muscle spasms?

We study 3,011 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 3,438 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 350,227 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 3,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Macrobid. Among them, 53 people (1.76%) have Muscle Spasms.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Onset of symptoms started on third day of Savella Titration pack. Immediately stopped medicine (had the 3rd day am dose) by midday spasms and back pain severe, by 6pm unable to walk due to extreme pain. Sent to ER, no response to pain medicine, finally muscle relaxer allowed me to walk again. Sent home on Muscle relaxers. Had MRI - found 1 inch fluid cyst on Pancreas. 5 days later muscles no longer hurt, minimal back pain and able to walk again unassisted.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • muscle spasms are in my hands, particularly my fingers and tops of my hands

    Reply

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