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Review: could Spiriva cause Muscle fatigue?

Summary: Muscle fatigue could be caused by Spiriva, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

We study 49,939 people who have side effects while taking Spiriva from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,369 have Muscle fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle fatigue and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 49,931 people reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva. Among them, 1,369 people (2.74%) have Muscle Fatigue. They amount to 0.10% of all the 1,323,461 people who have Muscle Fatigue on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle fatigue in Spiriva reports

Time on Spiriva when people have Muscle fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle fatigue46.40%27.20%10.40%5.60%6.40%0.00%4.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle fatigue55.93%44.07%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle fatigue0.00%0.00%0.00%0.09%1.48%3.31%14.98%80.14%

Severity of Muscle fatigue when taking Spiriva ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle fatigue0.00%20.00%20.00%60.00%

How people recovered from Muscle fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle fatigue0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (371 people, 27.10%)
  2. Hypertension (172 people, 12.56%)
  3. Osteoporosis (130 people, 9.50%)
  4. Emphysema (121 people, 8.84%)
  5. Asthma (119 people, 8.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (406 people, 29.66%)
  2. Albuterol (365 people, 26.66%)
  3. Lasix (227 people, 16.58%)
  4. Lisinopril (213 people, 15.56%)
  5. Prednisone (213 people, 15.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Used Spiriva and Symbicort as directed approx 10-12 days. Previously used oxygen night only, suddenly 24/7. Walking near impossible - pain, weakness; standing wobbly, walking - no balance, multiple falls, previously seldom fell. Sleep most of 24 hour period. Previously 2 -3 meals/day. Now 1 sandwich makes stomach feel too full for 24 hours. Diabetic, heart has AICD due to risk of sudden cardiac death. CABG 1992, 5 bypass, 1 failed, heart 30% ejection rate, coughs/chokes with oxygen, cannot sleep without oxygen.

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