Xanax and Muscle cramps - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle cramps is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 242 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 84,838 users)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 10,553 Muscle cramps patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 242 people (0.31%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Xanax when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 67.63 %
  • male: 32.37 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.45 %
  • 20-29: 8.04 %
  • 30-39: 20.54 %
  • 40-49: 23.21 %
  • 50-59: 15.18 %
  • 60+: 32.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (41 people, 16.94%)
  • Osteoporosis (21 people, 8.68%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 4.55%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (10 people, 4.13%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (3 people, 1.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (69 people, 28.51%)
  • Paxil (42 people, 17.36%)
  • Prevacid (40 people, 16.53%)
  • Vioxx (34 people, 14.05%)
  • Prilosec (33 people, 13.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (102 people, 42.15%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (77 people, 31.82%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (73 people, 30.17%)
  • Drug Dependence (71 people, 29.34%)
  • Fatigue (66 people, 27.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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