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Can Citalopram, Temazepam, Donepezil, and Symbicort drugs along with magnesium and calcium supplements cause muscle cramps?

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Dr. Soujanya


Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Fri, 7 Sep 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Iam 78, female, taking Citalopram 20mg, temazepam15mg, donepazil 10mg, synbicort, magnesium and calcium. I get awful cramps, especially evening and night - in my chest, or legs, toes, or hands, even throat when I yawn. Any thoughts please?
Answered by Dr. Soujanya 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
My suggestion

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through your query in detail and understand your concern regarding muscle cramps.

According to me, the above-mentioned drugs will not cause such muscle cramps, in fact, calcium helps in relieving those cramps.

So, I would suggest to get your calcium levels checked along with renal function tests as calcium deficiency may cause muscle cramps.

Please get back to me with the reports.

Hope this information would help you.
Thank you.
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