Review: could Cipro cause Restless Legs Syndrome?


Summary

Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Cipro, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levaquin, and have Pain . We study 14,474 people who have side effects while taking Cipro from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Cipro

Cipro has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from Cipro 15,916 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with weight decreased, blood glucose increased, pain, head injury, sleep disorder (latest reports from 18,352 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

14,474 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro.
Among them, 42 people (0.29%) have Restless Legs Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cipro cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Cipro when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Cipro *:

  • female: 57.14 %
  • male: 42.86 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Cipro *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.38 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.38 %
  • 40-49: 35.71 %
  • 50-59: 23.81 %
  • 60+: 35.71 %

Severity if Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Cipro **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (4 people)
  • Hypertension (3 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (2 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people)
  • Depression (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levaquin (23 people)
  • Aredia (21 people)
  • Lasix (20 people)
  • Prilosec (19 people)
  • Lipitor (19 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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