Creatine side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Creatine side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Creatine. The review is based on 362 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Creatine

Creatine has active ingredients of creatine. It is often used in muscle mass. (latest outcomes from Creatine 477 users)


On Sep, 03, 2018

362 people who take Creatine are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Creatine side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Drug-induced liver injury (diseases of the liver that are caused by physician-prescribed medications)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Neutrophil count increased (excess than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Red blood cells urine positive
  • Platelet count decreased
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Cardiac failure
1 - 6 months:
  • White blood cell count increased
6 - 12 months:
  • Limb injury
1 - 2 years:
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
not specified:
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Depression
  • Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Depression
  • Drug-induced liver injury (diseases of the liver that are caused by physician-prescribed medications)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Liver injury
male:
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Red blood cells urine positive
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pain in extremity
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Urinary tract infection

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
2-9:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)
  • Infusion related reaction
  • Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
  • Platelet count increased
10-19:
  • Infection
  • Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (an inflammatory state affecting the whole body, frequently a response of the immune system to infection)
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Anxiety
  • Device related infection
  • Gastrointestinal viral infection (virus infection of gastrointestinal tract)
  • Meningitis aseptic (a condition that causes the membranes covering your brain and spinal cord to become inflamed)
  • Neutrophil count decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)
  • Staphylococcal infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)
20-29:
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Aggression
  • Red blood cells urine positive
  • Renal tubular necrosis (death of kidney tubules)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Compartment syndrome (painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels)
  • Depression
  • Gastritis (inflammation of stomach)
  • Gastroenteritis viral (inflammation of stomach and intestine caused by virus infection)
  • Haemorrhage (bleeding)
30-39:
  • Urinary tract infection
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Drug-induced liver injury (diseases of the liver that are caused by physician-prescribed medications)
  • Neutrophil count increased (excess than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)
  • Platelet count decreased
  • Blood creatinine increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pain in extremity
  • Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
40-49:
  • Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Depression
  • Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough)
  • Liver injury
  • Red blood cells urine positive
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
50-59:
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Pneumonitis (inflammation of the walls of the alveoli in the lungs)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Liver disorder (liver diseases)
  • Red blood cells urine positive
  • Weight increased
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  • Back pain
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Cardiac failure
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Weight decreased
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Blood glucose abnormal

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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