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Review: could Nicotine cause Muscle fatigue?

Summary: Muscle fatigue could be caused by Nicotine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Xanax, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 5,642 people who have side effects while taking Nicotine from FDA and social media. Among them, 188 have Muscle fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle fatigue and more.

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On Apr, 12, 2014: 5,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Nicotine. Among them, 188 people (3.33%) have Muscle Fatigue. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,323,500 people who have Muscle Fatigue on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle fatigue in Nicotine reports

Time on Nicotine when people have Muscle fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle fatigue90.62%6.25%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.12%

Gender of people who have Muscle fatigue when taking Nicotine * :

FemaleMale
Muscle fatigue50.77%49.23%

Age of people who have Muscle fatigue when taking Nicotine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle fatigue0.64%1.28%1.28%4.49%10.26%19.87%21.15%41.03%

Severity of Muscle fatigue when taking Nicotine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle fatigue0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle fatigue ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (46 people, 24.47%)
  2. Pain (18 people, 9.57%)
  3. Anxiety (10 people, 5.32%)
  4. Osteoporosis (8 people, 4.26%)
  5. Hypertension (7 people, 3.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (36 people, 19.15%)
  2. Aspirin (33 people, 17.55%)
  3. Ambien (31 people, 16.49%)
  4. Nexium (31 people, 16.49%)
  5. Prednisone (30 people, 15.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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