Olanzapine and Muscle twitching - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle twitching is found among people who take Olanzapine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Schizophrenia . We study 19,861 people who have side effects while taking Olanzapine from FDA. Among them, 54 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.

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Olanzapine

Olanzapine has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Olanzapine 20,290 users)

Muscle Twitching

Muscle twitching has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure (latest reports from 15,737 Muscle twitching patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

19,861 people reported to have side effects when taking Olanzapine.
Among them, 54 people (0.27%) have Muscle Twitching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Olanzapine cause Muscle twitching?

Time on Olanzapine when people have Muscle Twitching *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 40 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Olanzapine *:

  • female: 48.08 %
  • male: 51.92 %

Age of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Olanzapine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.35 %
  • 20-29: 21.74 %
  • 30-39: 10.87 %
  • 40-49: 19.57 %
  • 50-59: 13.04 %
  • 60+: 30.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Schizophrenia (15 people, 27.78%)
  • Hypothyroidism (7 people, 12.96%)
  • Oesophagitis (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Cataplexy (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Asthma (5 people, 9.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lorazepam (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Clozapine (7 people, 12.96%)
  • Clonazepam (6 people, 11.11%)
  • Vagifem (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Nexium (5 people, 9.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tremor (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Heart Rate Increased (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Drowsiness (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Dyskinesia (9 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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