Review: could Rebif cause Muscle spasticity?
We study 32,030 people who have side effects while taking Rebif from FDA and social media. Among them, 153 have Muscle spasticity. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasticity and more.
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Rebif (latest outcomes from 32,151 users) has active ingredients of interferon beta-1a. It is often used in multiple sclerosis.
Muscle spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles) (latest reports from 24,174 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.
On Aug, 17, 2014: 32,028 people reported to have side effects when taking Rebif. Among them, 153 people (0.48%) have Muscle Spasticity. They amount to 0.63% of all the 24,173 people who have Muscle Spasticity on eHealthMe.
Time on Rebif when people have Muscle spasticity * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasticity||8.70%||15.22%||10.87%||17.39%||36.96%||6.52%||4.35% |
Gender of people who have Muscle spasticity when taking Rebif * :
|Muscle spasticity||76.57%||23.43% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasticity when taking Rebif * :
|Muscle spasticity||0.00%||0.00%||0.66%||8.55%||24.34%||25.00%||25.00%||16.45% |
Severity of Muscle spasticity when taking Rebif ** :
How people recovered from Muscle spasticity ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (125 people, 81.70%)
- Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (15 people, 9.80%)
- Depression (8 people, 5.23%)
- Pain (6 people, 3.92%)
- Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (5 people, 3.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Baclofen (32 people, 20.92%)
- Ibuprofen (12 people, 7.84%)
- Amantadine hcl (10 people, 6.54%)
- Neurontin (9 people, 5.88%)
- Provigil (8 people, 5.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 weeks ago):
My son began having autistic tantrums at school & would pound his head on the floor; neurologist prescribed Celexa to stop self-injurious behavior. After 2 years,doctor changed prescription to Lexapro. Experienced pain in feet/lower legs upon standing/walking more than 1 hour. Age 11 (2006), nerve disfunction began (said his feet felt "sparkly"). I noticed left leg bowing out at knee when he walked down stairs. Began severe muscle spasms when laid down to go to sleep. The spasms/nerve pain became severe & increased difficulty falling/staying asleep. Spasms continued through 1st 1-2 hours of sleep; spasms drew his leg/legs up like a frog. Slept through spasms; they occurred every night & followed a full-body "jerk". Spasms always occurred on the left, & right leg would draw up into a frogleg position. Doctor added Seroquel for severe insomnia. Podiatrist diagnosed shortened achiles tendons in feet/ankles. 6 months after the spasms began, left foot began to change & severe episodes of memory loss occurred(he did not where he was, who he was or who his teachers, classmates, or I were). Would scream & hit his head with his fists. Doctor suspected ALD; tests were negative. W/in 4 months (age 12), left foot deformed into clubfoot/calf smaller. Diagnosed w/spasticity, dystonia, cerebral palsy. Since achiles tendon/club foot developed, can't stand/walk more than 20-30 minutes without foot/leg pain. Doctors suspect neuromuscular disorder but have not diagnosed specific type. 2008-2009, had botox injections in calves but treatment stopped working. Had 2 foot surgeries in 2009 to reposition left foot & release achiles tendon. Left foot much shorter, wider & thicker than right. Developed dystonia/spasticity in forearms/hands 2008. Taking Tizanidine and Mirapex for help control/lesson the spasming & nerve disfunction since 2008. Weaned off Seroquel & Lexapro (2011/2012), because Seroquel made drowsy/caused Acanthosis nigricans; Lexapro made confused.
jennifer on Jul, 27, 2014:
Female 39, have had 2.5 years enlarged groin muscle serve pain in trochanter area, priformus, more recently now also have cervical dystonia, 9 Weeks now. One of my scans of hips said nail patella syndrom can you tell me more about that, what or means for you, or where to get info.
Christi on Oct, 11, 2012:
How do his thumb nails look? Are they absent or split, or have a triangular lunulae? If yes to any of these questions, please research a genetic disease called Nail Patella Syndrome. Myself and 3 of my 4 children have it. Good luck!
From this study (4 weeks ago):
Doctor is watching in 6 months I will be having another CT scan to check if renal artery aneurysm has grown. Doctor wants to do an angiogram and then a coil embolization to repair the aneurysm.
From this study (2 months ago):
Had Respiratory Distress, coughing, clogged nasal passages, an extreme skin rash and problems sleeping.
After telling my neurologist these symptoms worsen after I get a needle of Rebif he didn't really believe me because I was taking Rebif for about 8 years with no to little side effects. I was admitted to the hospital for Respiratory Distress and taken off Rebif. I still have cold like symptoms and my white blood cells have increased over the 2 1/2 month I have been taken off Rebif. My doctors and I are still trying to definitely confirm the reaction was to Rebif.
I have had numerous blood tests, EKG, Pulmonary tests, allergy tests and chest x-rays.
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