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Review: could Meloxicam cause Muscle spasms?

Summary: Muscle spasms could be caused by Meloxicam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 9,016 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA and social media. Among them, 160 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Meloxicam

Meloxicam (latest outcomes from 10,257 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 345,871 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 8,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam. Among them, 160 people (1.78%) have Muscle Spasms. They amount to 0.05% of all the 344,741 people who have Muscle Spasms on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Meloxicam reports

Time on Meloxicam when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms25.00%56.25%0.00%0.00%18.75%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle spasms78.70%21.30%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%2.10%0.70%4.90%7.69%28.67%55.94%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Meloxicam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (28 people, 17.50%)
  2. Arthritis (23 people, 14.37%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (16 people, 10.00%)
  4. Osteoporosis (16 people, 10.00%)
  5. Hypersensitivity (15 people, 9.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (44 people, 27.50%)
  2. Vitamin d (30 people, 18.75%)
  3. Gabapentin (29 people, 18.12%)
  4. Cymbalta (27 people, 16.88%)
  5. Percocet (24 people, 15.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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