Review: could Cymbalta cause Restless leg syndrome?
We study 45,572 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 321 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.
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Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,163 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Restless leg syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 68,722 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Sep, 11, 2014: 45,572 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 321 people (0.70%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.
Time on Cymbalta when people have Restless leg syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless leg syndrome||22.67%||13.33%||9.33%||12.00%||32.00%||8.00%||2.67% |
Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Cymbalta * :
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.78%||3.92%||14.51%||19.22%||30.20%||31.37% |
Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Cymbalta ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||31.03%||48.28%||20.69% |
How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||19.05%||80.95% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (107 people, 33.33%)
- Restless legs syndrome (50 people, 15.58%)
- Pain (50 people, 15.58%)
- Sleep disorder (40 people, 12.46%)
- Muscle spasms (36 people, 11.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (92 people, 28.66%)
- Ambien (81 people, 25.23%)
- Lexapro (75 people, 23.36%)
- Zometa (62 people, 19.31%)
- Prilosec (59 people, 18.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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 (7 months 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.
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