Review: could Naproxen cause Muscle Cramps?


Summary

Muscle cramps is found among people who take Naproxen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zocor, and have Depression . We study 25,795 people who have side effects while taking Naproxen from FDA and social media. Among them, 48 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Naproxen

Naproxen has active ingredients of naproxen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Naproxen 27,302 users)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, thrombocytopenia, weakness, blood alkaline phosphatase increased, memory loss (latest reports from 10,483 Muscle cramps patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

25,795 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen.
Among them, 48 people (0.19%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Naproxen cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Naproxen when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Naproxen *:

  • female: 72.34 %
  • male: 27.66 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Naproxen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.63 %
  • 10-19: 2.63 %
  • 20-29: 7.89 %
  • 30-39: 7.89 %
  • 40-49: 13.16 %
  • 50-59: 18.42 %
  • 60+: 47.37 %

Severity if Muscle Cramps when taking Naproxen **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 80 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Cramps **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (3 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (2 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (2 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zocor (7 people)
  • Premarin (6 people)
  • Lipitor (6 people)
  • Paxil (5 people)
  • Lorazepam (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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