Review: could Neurontin cause Muscle spasms?
We study 56,237 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,547 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.
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Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,723 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 349,495 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Jul, 18, 2014: 56,230 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 1,547 people (2.75%) have Muscle Spasms. They amount to 0.44% of all the 349,327 people who have Muscle Spasms on eHealthMe.
Time on Neurontin when people have Muscle spasms * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasms||27.27%||14.14%||4.04%||12.12%||23.23%||19.19%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Neurontin * :
|Muscle spasms||64.95%||35.05% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Neurontin * :
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||0.42%||4.57%||12.74%||28.64%||26.74%||26.88% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Neurontin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||14.29%||85.71%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (341 people, 22.04%)
- Multiple sclerosis (187 people, 12.09%)
- Muscle spasms (165 people, 10.67%)
- Depression (164 people, 10.60%)
- Anxiety (116 people, 7.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (311 people, 20.10%)
- Celebrex (246 people, 15.90%)
- Ambien (245 people, 15.84%)
- Prilosec (236 people, 15.26%)
- Aspirin (230 people, 14.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
Been I'll for 9 months. Just recently found pneumonia. Can't afford dermatologist and do for doesn't know what the hives are. You can write with your finger on my skin and it will show up.
From this study (10 months ago):
I've had mild to moderate spasms for a few years now, but they have become more frequent and pronounced in the few weeks
From this study (11 months ago):
Dr wants to add cymbalta and stop lexapro. I'm wondering if many of my problems are the meds.
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