Review: could Clonazepam cause Restless Legs Syndrome?


Summary

Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Clonazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 45,838 people who have side effects while taking Clonazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 285 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Clonazepam

Clonazepam has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Clonazepam 60,450 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, pain, drug ineffective, pathological gambling, drowsiness (latest reports from 24,338 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

45,838 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonazepam.
Among them, 285 people (0.62%) have Restless Legs Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clonazepam cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Clonazepam when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 20.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.46 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 15.38 %

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

  • female: 69.89 %
  • male: 30.11 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.29 %
  • 20-29: 0.86 %
  • 30-39: 14.16 %
  • 40-49: 18.03 %
  • 50-59: 29.61 %
  • 60+: 36.05 %

Severity if Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Clonazepam **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 22.22 %
  • severe: 72.22 %
  • most severe: 5.56 %

How people recovered from Restless Legs Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (69 people, 24.21%)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (64 people, 22.46%)
  • Pain (42 people, 14.74%)
  • Muscle Spasms (28 people, 9.82%)
  • Insomnia (28 people, 9.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (49 people, 17.19%)
  • Neurontin (44 people, 15.44%)
  • Lorazepam (43 people, 15.09%)
  • Aspirin (43 people, 15.09%)
  • Omeprazole (37 people, 12.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (91 people, 31.93%)
  • Insomnia (84 people, 29.47%)
  • Fatigue (81 people, 28.42%)
  • Depression (76 people, 26.67%)
  • Headache (72 people, 25.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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