Review: could Xanax cause Muscle cramps?
Summary: Muscle cramps is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain.
We study 55,093 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 249 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.
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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 59,051 Xanax users)
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 10,830 Muscle cramps patients)
On Mar, 2, 2015: 55,076 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 249 people (0.45%) 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%||16.67%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Xanax * :
|Muscle cramps||66.91%||33.09% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Xanax * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.40%||8.40%||20.80%||24.40%||15.20%||30.80% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||42.86%||57.14%||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, 18.88%)
- Osteoporosis (23 people, 9.24%)
- Anxiety (15 people, 6.02%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (8 people, 3.21%)
- Low density lipoprotein increased (6 people, 2.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (78 people, 31.33%)
- Prevacid (45 people, 18.07%)
- Paxil (44 people, 17.67%)
- Vioxx (39 people, 15.66%)
- Soma (39 people, 15.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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