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Review: could Rebif cause Muscle spasticity?

Summary: Muscle spasticity could be caused by Rebif, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Baclofen, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 32,020 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 32,138 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 24,087 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 32,014 people reported to have side effects when taking Rebif. Among them, 153 people (0.48%) have Muscle Spasticity. They amount to 0.64% of all the 24,002 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. Diazepam (8 people, 5.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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