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Review: could Olanzapine cause Muscle twitching?

Summary: Muscle twitching could be caused by Olanzapine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lorazepam, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 11,937 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 12,140 users) has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Muscle twitching

Muscle twitching (latest reports from 60,783 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 11,935 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 60,739 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. Asthma (5 people, 15.15%)
  3. Oesophagitis (5 people, 15.15%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 15.15%)
  5. Cataplexy (4 people, 12.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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