Review: could Valium cause Muscle Twitching?


Muscle twitching is found among people who take Valium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 22,483 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 119 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.

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Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 23,828 users)

Muscle Twitching

Muscle twitching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, memory loss, confusional state, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 11,804 Muscle twitching patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

22,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium.
Among them, 119 people (0.53%) have Muscle Twitching

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valium cause Muscle twitching?

Time on Valium when people have Muscle Twitching *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Valium *:

  • female: 63 %
  • male: 37 %

Age of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Valium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.37 %
  • 20-29: 6.85 %
  • 30-39: 17.81 %
  • 40-49: 24.66 %
  • 50-59: 24.66 %
  • 60+: 24.66 %

Severity if Muscle Twitching when taking Valium **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Twitching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (27 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (22 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (19 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia (19 people)
  • Arthritis (19 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (31 people)
  • Ambien (30 people)
  • Paxil (29 people)
  • Gabapentin (28 people)
  • Nexium (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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