Buspar and Muscle atrophy - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Muscle atrophy is found among people who take Buspar, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Buspar and have Muscle atrophy. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,539 people who have side effects when taking Buspar from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 07, 2023

16,539 people reported to have side effects when taking Buspar.
Among them, 13 people (0.08%) have Muscle atrophy.

What is Buspar?

Buspar has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. eHealthMe is studying from 19,149 Buspar users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Muscle atrophy?

Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) is found to be associated with 2,311 drugs and 1,818 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Buspar and Muscle atrophy reports submitted per year:

Could Buspar cause Muscle atrophy?

Gender of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Buspar *:

  • female: 23.08 %
  • male: 76.92 %

Age of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Buspar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 27.27 %
  • 30-39: 9.09 %
  • 40-49: 27.27 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 18.18 %

Common drugs people take besides Buspar *:

  1. Paxil: 7 people, 53.85%
  2. Prozac: 5 people, 38.46%
  3. Prednisone: 4 people, 30.77%
  4. Ativan: 4 people, 30.77%
  5. Lexapro: 3 people, 23.08%
  6. Klonopin: 3 people, 23.08%
  7. Atenolol: 3 people, 23.08%
  8. Zestril: 3 people, 23.08%
  9. Neurontin: 2 people, 15.38%
  10. Ibuprofen: 2 people, 15.38%

Common side effects people have besides Muscle atrophy *:

  1. Weakness: 7 people, 53.85%
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 5 people, 38.46%
  3. Confusional State: 5 people, 38.46%
  4. Breathing Difficulty: 5 people, 38.46%
  5. Pain: 5 people, 38.46%
  6. Headache (pain in head): 4 people, 30.77%
  7. Feeling Abnormal: 4 people, 30.77%
  8. Joint Pain: 4 people, 30.77%
  9. Pain In Extremity: 4 people, 30.77%
  10. Suicidal Ideation: 4 people, 30.77%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 4 people, 30.77%
  2. Sleep Disorder: 2 people, 15.38%
  3. Bacterial Prostatitis (bacterial infection of the prostate gland): 2 people, 15.38%
  4. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 2 people, 15.38%
  5. Bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep): 2 people, 15.38%
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 2 people, 15.38%
  7. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 2 people, 15.38%
  8. Device Related Infection: 2 people, 15.38%
  9. High Blood Cholesterol: 2 people, 15.38%
  10. Diabetes: 1 person, 7.69%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Buspar and have Muscle atrophy?

Check whether Muscle atrophy is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on buspirone hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Buspar) and Buspar (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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