Review: could Methadone Hydrochloride cause Muscle Twitching?


Summary

Muscle twitching is found among people who take Methadone Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lyrica, and have Back pain . We study 2,462 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.

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Methadone Hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Methadone hydrochloride 3,246 users)

Muscle Twitching

Muscle twitching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, memory loss, weakness, insomnia, pneumonia (latest reports from 15,272 Muscle twitching patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

2,462 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone Hydrochloride.
Among them, 12 people (0.49%) have Muscle Twitching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methadone hydrochloride cause Muscle twitching?

Time on Methadone Hydrochloride when people have Muscle Twitching *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 42.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Methadone Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Methadone Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 18.18 %
  • 30-39: 36.36 %
  • 40-49: 27.27 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Muscle Twitching when taking Methadone Hydrochloride **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 14.29 %
  • severe: 57.14 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Muscle Twitching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Back Pain (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Sleeplessness (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Adhd (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Addiction - Drug (1 person, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (3 people, 25.00%)
  • Ativan (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Trimethoprim (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Haldol (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Cocaine (1 person, 8.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Urinary Incontinence (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Convulsion (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Cold Sweat (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Weight Decreased (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Drug Tolerance (1 person, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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