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Review: could Rebif cause Muscle spasticity?

We study 32,027 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

Rebif (latest outcomes from 32,148 users) has active ingredients of interferon beta-1a. It is often used in multiple sclerosis.

Muscle spasticity

Muscle spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles) (latest reports from 24,149 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 32,026 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 24,146 people who have Muscle Spasticity on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle spasticity in Rebif reports

Time on Rebif when people have Muscle spasticity * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasticity8.70%15.22%10.87%17.39%36.96%6.52%4.35%

Gender of people who have Muscle spasticity when taking Rebif * :

FemaleMale
Muscle spasticity76.57%23.43%

Age of people who have Muscle spasticity when taking Rebif * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasticity0.00%0.00%0.66%8.55%24.34%25.00%25.00%16.45%

Severity of Muscle spasticity when taking Rebif ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Muscle spasticity ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (125 people, 81.70%)
  2. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (15 people, 9.80%)
  3. Depression (8 people, 5.23%)
  4. Pain (6 people, 3.92%)
  5. Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (5 people, 3.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Baclofen (32 people, 20.92%)
  2. Ibuprofen (12 people, 7.84%)
  3. Amantadine hcl (10 people, 6.54%)
  4. Neurontin (9 people, 5.88%)
  5. 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 (1 week 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I need to know the interaction between: fluvoxamine + Losartan + Interferon beta 1-b + Garcinia Cambogia.
    Thanks a lot! Greetings from Mexico City.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Diagnosed with Primary Lateral Sclerosis after having been on Simvastatin a short while and exactly after 5 years diagnosis was revised to ALS.

    Reply

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