Review: could Namenda cause Muscle cramp (Muscle cramps)?
Summary: Muscle cramp is found among people who take Namenda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aricept, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.
We study 6,846 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.
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Namenda has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from 7,222 Namenda users)
Muscle cramp (painful sensation caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 10,618 Muscle cramp patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 6,846 people reported to have side effects when taking Namenda. Among them, 8 people (0.12%) have Muscle Cramp.
Time on Namenda when people have Muscle cramp * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramp||93.75%||6.25%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramp when taking Namenda * :
|Muscle cramp||66.67%||33.33% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramp when taking Namenda * :
|Muscle cramp||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Severity of Muscle cramp when taking Namenda ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramp||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramp ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (8 people, 100.00%)
- Amnesia (2 people, 25.00%)
- Allergen (1 people, 12.50%)
- Rapid heart beat (1 people, 12.50%)
- Memory impairment (1 people, 12.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aricept (8 people, 100.00%)
- Zoloft (4 people, 50.00%)
- Wellbutrin (4 people, 50.00%)
- Synthroid (3 people, 37.50%)
- Amaryl (2 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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