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Review: could Naproxen cause Muscle cramps?

Summary: Muscle cramps could be caused by Naproxen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Paxil, and have Depression.

We study 20,385 people who have side effects while taking Naproxen from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Naproxen

Naproxen (latest outcomes from 21,819 users) has active ingredients of naproxen. It is often used in pain.

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,512 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 20,296 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen. Among them, 39 people (0.19%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 0.08% of all the 49,480 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Naproxen reports

Time on Naproxen when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps25.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps84.62%15.38%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%3.12%0.00%12.50%0.00%15.62%15.62%53.12%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Naproxen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (14 people, 35.90%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (2 people, 5.13%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 5.13%)
  4. Osteoporosis (2 people, 5.13%)
  5. Ill-defined disorder (2 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil (16 people, 41.03%)
  2. Fluticasone propionate (16 people, 41.03%)
  3. Lorazepam (15 people, 38.46%)
  4. Metronidazole (14 people, 35.90%)
  5. Gabapentin (14 people, 35.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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