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Review: could Femara cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?

Summary: Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Femara, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aredia, and have Sleep disorder.

We study 8,430 people who have side effects while taking Femara from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Femara

Femara has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 8,678 Femara users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 17,478 Restless legs syndrome patients)

On Mar, 2, 2015: 8,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Femara. Among them, 47 people (0.56%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Femara reports

Time on Femara when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Femara * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Femara ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sleep disorder (29 people, 61.70%)
  2. Depression (29 people, 61.70%)
  3. Muscle spasms (29 people, 61.70%)
  4. Nausea (19 people, 40.43%)
  5. Hypercalcaemia (18 people, 38.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (38 people, 80.85%)
  2. Neurontin (30 people, 63.83%)
  3. Navelbine (29 people, 61.70%)
  4. Lovenox (29 people, 61.70%)
  5. Taxotere (29 people, 61.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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