Review: could Valium cause Muscle twitching?
Summary: Muscle twitching could be caused by Valium, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Depression.
We study 20,006 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.
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On Apr, 11, 2014: 19,924 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium. Among them, 111 people (0.56%) have Muscle Twitching. They amount to 0.18% of all the 60,606 people who have Muscle Twitching on eHealthMe.
Time on Valium when people have Muscle twitching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle twitching||50.00%||16.67%||0.00%||0.00%||16.67%||0.00%||16.67% |
Gender of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Valium * :
|Muscle twitching||63.83%||36.17% |
Age of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Valium * :
|Muscle twitching||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.55%||19.70%||24.24%||27.27%||24.24% |
Severity of Muscle twitching when taking Valium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle twitching||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle twitching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle twitching||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (25 people, 22.52%)
- Muscle spasms (21 people, 18.92%)
- Nausea (19 people, 17.12%)
- Arthritis (19 people, 17.12%)
- Hypercalcaemia (19 people, 17.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (30 people, 27.03%)
- Paxil (29 people, 26.13%)
- Ambien (29 people, 26.13%)
- Gabapentin (27 people, 24.32%)
- Nexium (26 people, 23.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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