Review: could Femara cause Restless Legs Syndrome?


Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Femara, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aredia, and have Depression . We study 10,420 people who have side effects while taking Femara from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Femara has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Femara 10,656 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 24,337 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

10,420 people reported to have side effects when taking Femara.
Among them, 52 people (0.5%) have Restless Legs Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Femara cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Femara when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 48 %
  • 60+: 44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (32 people, 61.54%)
  • Sleep Disorder (31 people, 59.62%)
  • Muscle Spasms (31 people, 59.62%)
  • Hypercalcaemia (20 people, 38.46%)
  • Nausea (19 people, 36.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (43 people, 82.69%)
  • Zometa (33 people, 63.46%)
  • Neurontin (32 people, 61.54%)
  • Herceptin (31 people, 59.62%)
  • Faslodex (31 people, 59.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (43 people, 82.69%)
  • Dyspnoea (43 people, 82.69%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (41 people, 78.85%)
  • Fatigue (40 people, 76.92%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (39 people, 75.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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