Review: could Magnesium Oxide cause Rhabdomyolysis?


Summary

Rhabdomyolysis is found among people who take Magnesium Oxide, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Hyperlipidaemia . We study 4,634 people who have side effects while taking Magnesium oxide from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Rhabdomyolysis. Find out below who they are, when they have Rhabdomyolysis and more.

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Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium oxide has active ingredients of magnesium. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Magnesium oxide 4,679 users)

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down) has been reported by people with muscle aches, tinnitus, anuria, weakness, haemorrhoids (latest reports from 33,717 Rhabdomyolysis patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

4,634 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium Oxide.
Among them, 41 people (0.88%) have Rhabdomyolysis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Magnesium oxide cause Rhabdomyolysis?

Time on Magnesium Oxide when people have Rhabdomyolysis *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 80 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Magnesium Oxide *:

  • female: 42.5 %
  • male: 57.5 %

Age of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Magnesium Oxide *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.56 %
  • 40-49: 2.56 %
  • 50-59: 25.64 %
  • 60+: 69.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hyperlipidaemia (9 people)
  • Pain (7 people)
  • Insomnia (7 people)
  • Constipation (6 people)
  • Ulcer (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (13 people)
  • Rohypnol (10 people)
  • Warfarin Sodium (6 people)
  • Pursennid (6 people)
  • Lyrica (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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