Review: could Neurontin cause Muscle Spasms?


Summary

Muscle spasms is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 55,796 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,631 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 56,860 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, weakness, high blood pressure, fatigue (latest reports from 54,639 Muscle spasms patients).

On Jul, 29, 2016

55,796 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 1,631 people (2.92%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Neurontin when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.31 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.24 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.37 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 64.97 %
  • male: 35.03 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.44 %
  • 20-29: 4.59 %
  • 30-39: 12.52 %
  • 40-49: 28.74 %
  • 50-59: 26.96 %
  • 60+: 26.74 %

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 (278 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (168 people)
  • Depression (150 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (121 people)
  • Neuralgia (90 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (279 people)
  • Celebrex (242 people)
  • Prilosec (226 people)
  • Ambien (213 people)
  • Zometa (210 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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