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Review: could Spiriva cause Muscle cramps?





Summary: Muscle cramps is found among people who take Spiriva, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Asthma.

We study 49,983 people who have side effects while taking Spiriva from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Spiriva

Spiriva has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest outcomes from Spiriva 50,470 users)

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.(latest reports from Muscle cramps 10,796 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 49,983 people reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva. Among them, 23 people (0.05%) have Muscle Cramps.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Spiriva reports

Time on Spiriva when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps11.11%44.44%22.22%0.00%0.00%11.11%11.11%

Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Spiriva * :

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Spiriva * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%13.33%13.33%73.33%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Spiriva ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (4 people, 17.39%)
  2. Chronic obstructive airways disease (4 people, 17.39%)
  3. Copd (2 people, 8.70%)
  4. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (2 people, 8.70%)
  5. Osteopenia (1 people, 4.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (5 people, 21.74%)
  2. Serevent (3 people, 13.04%)
  3. Albuterol (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Singulair (3 people, 13.04%)
  5. Calcitriol (2 people, 8.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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