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Review: could Olanzapine cause Muscle twitching?

Summary: Muscle twitching is found among people who take Olanzapine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 11,962 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 has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 12,166 Olanzapine users)

Muscle twitching

Muscle Twitching has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 11,065 Muscle Twitching patients)

On Mar, 5, 2015: 11,962 people reported to have side effects when taking Olanzapine. Among them, 33 people (0.28%) have Muscle Twitching.

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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    He also takes imipramine, metochlopromide and cyclidine. Is excessive sleepiness normal during medication? Is his sleeping going to reduce by time? it is been 5 months he is on medication and he sleeps 23 hours a day. he barely wake up for his medication, His doctor tells him that it is good for him to sleep as much as possible.

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    i have taken most unticichotics and olanzapine in the 21 years ago and never have been sleepless but know after stopping thrifleoptazine it,s three nights that i coudn,t have any sleeo
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    i have taken most unticichotics and olanzapine in the 21 years ago and never have been sleepless but know after stopping thrifleoptazine it,s three nights that i coudn,t have any sleeo
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    I am taking zyprexa 10mg and I am thinking about having children. My wife takes no medications. What is the risk of my child having an issue ?
  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).

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    In early 2013 I started having weakness in ankles both legs. As the year progressed the weakness expanded into my lower legs. In October 2013 I was diagnosed with ALS due EMG test. Now (February 2015) I am 95% wheelchair bound and experiencing all these spine problems. My arms are starting to weaken too - both at the same time.

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