Review: could Neurontin cause Muscle Spasms?


Muscle spasms is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 63,576 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,724 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 65,204 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, back pain, fatigue (latest reports from 70,478 Muscle spasms patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

63,576 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 1,724 people (2.71%) have Muscle Spasms

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Neurontin when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 30.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.48 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.98 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 65.77 %
  • male: 34.23 %

Age of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 3.3 %
  • 30-39: 12.89 %
  • 40-49: 27.65 %
  • 50-59: 27.01 %
  • 60+: 28.65 %

Severity if Muscle Spasms when taking Neurontin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 30 %
  • severe: 70 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Spasms **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (314 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (203 people)
  • Depression (174 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (136 people)
  • Neuralgia (106 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (296 people)
  • Celebrex (257 people)
  • Prilosec (248 people)
  • Zometa (236 people)
  • Ambien (230 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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