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Review: could Namenda cause Muscle cramp?

Summary: Muscle cramp could be caused by Namenda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aricept, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 6,819 people who have side effects while taking Namenda from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Muscle cramp. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramp and more.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 6,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Namenda. Among them, 8 people (0.12%) have Muscle Cramp. They amount to 0.02% of all the 49,452 people who have Muscle Cramp on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle cramp in Namenda reports

Time on Namenda when people have Muscle cramp * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramp93.75%6.25%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Muscle cramp when taking Namenda * :

FemaleMale
Muscle cramp66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Muscle cramp when taking Namenda * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramp0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Muscle cramp when taking Namenda ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramp0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramp ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (8 people, 100.00%)
  2. Amnesia (2 people, 25.00%)
  3. Allergen (1 people, 12.50%)
  4. Rapid heart beat (1 people, 12.50%)
  5. Memory impairment (1 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aricept (8 people, 100.00%)
  2. Zoloft (4 people, 50.00%)
  3. Wellbutrin (4 people, 50.00%)
  4. Synthroid (3 people, 37.50%)
  5. Amaryl (2 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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