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Review: could Magnesium oxide cause Rhabdomyolysis?

We study 4,674 people who have side effects while taking Magnesium oxide from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Rhabdomyolysis. Find out below who they are, when they have Rhabdomyolysis and more.

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Magnesium oxide

Magnesium oxide (latest outcomes from 4,774 users) has active ingredients of magnesium. It is often used in constipation.

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down) (latest reports from 180,970 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia, high blood pressure, depression, ill-defined disorder.

On Aug, 30, 2014: 4,674 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium oxide. Among them, 38 people (0.81%) have Rhabdomyolysis. They amount to 0.02% of all the 180,894 people who have Rhabdomyolysis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rhabdomyolysis in Magnesium oxide reports

Time on Magnesium oxide when people have Rhabdomyolysis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rhabdomyolysis16.67%16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Rhabdomyolysis36.59%63.41%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rhabdomyolysis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.50%2.50%25.00%70.00%

Severity of Rhabdomyolysis when taking Magnesium oxide ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Rhabdomyolysis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hyperlipidaemia (9 people, 23.68%)
  2. Insomnia (9 people, 23.68%)
  3. Pain (8 people, 21.05%)
  4. Schizophrenia (7 people, 18.42%)
  5. Constipation (6 people, 15.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Rohypnol (13 people, 34.21%)
  2. Lasix (13 people, 34.21%)
  3. Risperidone (9 people, 23.68%)
  4. Warfarin sodium (8 people, 21.05%)
  5. Gasmotin (8 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have had severe bone, muscle, joint pain in shoulders, knees, and hips all over actually. In the past 3 months I have began taking additional Magnesium through a tablet from Jigsaw company called Magnesium w/srt. Includes 5 mg Vit. B6 as pyrodoxal-5-Phophate 5 mg, folate, dimagasium Malate 500mg, Malic Acid 1550mg.
    this has greatly helped with the inability to relax muscles for the past 4 years, yeah, very painful especially in my shoulders. So I believe that the priolec and the HCT in the Benicar HCT, depleated my magnesium in my system. I did not have a blood test for magnesium before taking it for a few months,but did have a magnesium blood test recently and showed normal levels but lower level of potassium, took dr. recommended potassium script and done with that now. Now that I don't have sever muscle constriction after the magnesium I do still suffer severe joint and bone pain with no reason that I can see as to why it comes on or why it stops. I can go for maybe 3 weeks with no pain and then for 2 week have the severe pain or maybe sometimes pain but maybe the edge is off the top a bit. I believe this is related to tollerance of Lorazapam building up. I take the Lorazapam for sleep but it also acts as a bit of a relaxer for my shoulder muscles and sometimes my knee and hip pain will subside. Sometime it works for that better than other times. So let me know what you think. I do know that this when I have the pain, I can't seem to think clearly, I get aggitated to noise, grumpy, need quiet place and try to sleep if I can.

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    esan on Aug, 18, 2014:

    Female 38 I started taking benicar over 6 months ago and recently I have been suffering with severe shoulder, neck and knee pain during the night when sleeping. Its a pain that wakes me up, it feels as if my knees are being crushed. This just started 1 week ago.

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