Review: could Azilect cause Restless legs syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 1,502 people who take Azilect. Among them, 6 have Restless legs syndrome. See who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Azilect (latest outcomes from 1,670 users) has active ingredients of rasagiline mesylate. It is often used in parkinson's disease, parkinsonian rest tremor. Commonly reported side effects of Azilect include parkinson's disease, tremor, dizziness, fall, dyskinesia.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 66,259 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 1,382 people reported to have side effects when taking Azilect. Among them, 6 people (0.43%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.
Time on Azilect when people have Restless legs syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Azilect * :
|Restless legs syndrome||33.33%||66.67% |
Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Azilect * :
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||75.00% |
Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Azilect ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Parkinson's disease (6 people, 100.00%)
- Parkinsonian gait (1 people, 16.67%)
- Joint lock (1 people, 16.67%)
- Nausea (1 people, 16.67%)
- Insomnia (1 people, 16.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Requip (4 people, 66.67%)
- Sinemet (4 people, 66.67%)
- Lotrel (3 people, 50.00%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (3 people, 50.00%)
- Furosemide (3 people, 50.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 weeks ago):
Have been on Gabapentin for years now. For the past 3-4 yrs, I have had a chronically elevated WBC without evidence of illness. WBCs run 10.5 to 13.0 consistently. Even when on antibiotics, has not dropped below 10.5. Am now wondering if this could be related to Gabapentin. The elevated WBCs have resulted in delay of care for back pain issues. At one time, I tried to get off of gabapentin - was titrating the dose(c my provider's permission). I noticed that the Restless Leg Syndrome that I had been experiencing had disappeared with the lower dose of Gabapentin. Unfortunately, the Meralgia Paresthetica synotoms increased & had to increase the Gabapentin back up. RLS came back with increased dose.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Have been on Gabapentin for years now. For the past 3-4 yrs, I have had a chronically elevated WBC without evidence of illness.WBCs run 10.5 tp 13.0 consistanly. Even when on antibiotics, has not dropped below 10.5. Am now wondering if this could be related to Gabapentin. The elevated WBCs have resulted in delay of care for back pain issues. At one time, I tried to get off of gabapentin - was titrating the dose(c my provider's permission). I noticed that the Restless Leg Syndrome that I had been experiencing had disappeared with the lower dose of Gabapentin. Unfortunately, the Meralgia Paresthetica synotoms increase & had to increase the Gabapentin back up. RLS came back with increased dose.
From this study (3 weeks ago):
Emery on Feb, 15, 2014:
For the past few months my life is made miserable by restless leg syndrome which occurs every evening when I sit down to read and watch TV. It seems to have started about the time I began taking Cozaar for a bout of high blood pressure. Does anyone know of a connection of this medication with RLS? I am taking Requip as well as iron and magnesium tablets, but still have the RLS (and arms sometimes) EVERY night!
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