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Review: could Olanzapine cause Muscle twitching?

We study 11,941 people who have side effects while taking Olanzapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 33 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.

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Olanzapine

Olanzapine (latest outcomes from 12,145 users) has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Muscle twitching

Muscle twitching (latest reports from 61,743 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

On Jul, 21, 2014: 11,941 people reported to have side effects when taking Olanzapine. Among them, 33 people (0.28%) have Muscle Twitching. They amount to 0.05% of all the 61,720 people who have Muscle Twitching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle twitching in Olanzapine reports

Time on Olanzapine when people have Muscle twitching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle twitching50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle twitching61.76%38.24%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle twitching0.00%0.00%3.12%21.88%3.12%31.25%0.00%40.62%

Severity of Muscle twitching when taking Olanzapine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle twitching100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle twitching ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (7 people, 21.21%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 15.15%)
  3. Asthma (5 people, 15.15%)
  4. Oesophagitis (5 people, 15.15%)
  5. Cataplexy (4 people, 12.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lorazepam (11 people, 33.33%)
  2. Clonazepam (6 people, 18.18%)
  3. Clozapine (6 people, 18.18%)
  4. Vagifem (5 people, 15.15%)
  5. Diflucan (5 people, 15.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Had muscle twitching for approx 9 months, mainly in lower legs but can get severe twitching of thumb in one hand and slight twitching in other parts of my body eg upper arms. It occurs mainly when I am at rest and when I get up in the morning my legs feel stiff/heavy.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Itching in extremeties with no rash apparent. Eyes watery and burning. Twitching is in left eyelid. Itching started 8 days ago. Lotion does not help much. Diphenhydramine does not help much.

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