Review: could Xanax cause Muscle cramps?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 2, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 54,703 people who take Xanax. Among them, 247 have Muscle cramps. See who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,692 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Xanax include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,372 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 52,277 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 248 people (0.47%) have Muscle Cramps.
Time on Xanax when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Xanax * :
|Muscle cramps||67.16%||32.84% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Xanax * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.40%||8.43%||20.88%||24.50%||14.86%||30.92% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (47 people, 18.95%)
- Osteoporosis (23 people, 9.27%)
- Anxiety (14 people, 5.65%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (8 people, 3.23%)
- Low density lipoprotein increased (6 people, 2.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (78 people, 31.45%)
- Prevacid (45 people, 18.15%)
- Paxil (44 people, 17.74%)
- Soma (39 people, 15.73%)
- Vioxx (39 people, 15.73%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.
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