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Review: could Sodium bicarbonate cause Muscle pain?

Summary: Muscle pain could be caused by Sodium bicarbonate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Furosemide, and have Pain.

We study 6,050 people who have side effects while taking Sodium bicarbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 72 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

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Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate (latest outcomes from 6,109 users) has active ingredients of sodium bicarbonate. It is often used in metabolic acidosis.

Muscle pain

Muscle pain (muscle pain) (latest reports from 500,573 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 6,056 people reported to have side effects when taking Sodium bicarbonate. Among them, 72 people (1.19%) have Muscle Pain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 500,725 people who have Muscle Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle pain in Sodium bicarbonate reports

Time on Sodium bicarbonate when people have Muscle pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle pain100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Muscle pain when taking Sodium bicarbonate * :

FemaleMale
Muscle pain35.06%64.94%

Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Sodium bicarbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle pain0.00%0.00%6.58%6.58%15.79%13.16%17.11%40.79%

Severity of Muscle pain when taking Sodium bicarbonate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (13 people, 18.06%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (9 people, 12.50%)
  3. Pancreatic carcinoma recurrent (6 people, 8.33%)
  4. Nausea (6 people, 8.33%)
  5. Pancreatic carcinoma metastatic (6 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (25 people, 34.72%)
  2. Prednisone (22 people, 30.56%)
  3. Sodium bicarbonate in plastic container (18 people, 25.00%)
  4. Aspirin (17 people, 23.61%)
  5. Allopurinol (16 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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