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

Summary: Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Fentanyl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fentanyl citrate, and have Pain.

We study 14,072 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 14,402 Fentanyl users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,510 Restless legs syndrome patients)

On Mar, 31, 2015: 14,070 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 24 people (0.17%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Fentanyl reports

Time on Fentanyl when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome80.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Fentanyl * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome84.85%15.15%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.90%12.90%19.35%54.84%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Fentanyl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (11 people, 45.83%)
  2. Breakthrough pain (9 people, 37.50%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (9 people, 37.50%)
  4. Hypertension (9 people, 37.50%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fentanyl citrate (24 people, 100.00%)
  2. Furosemide (9 people, 37.50%)
  3. Hydrocodone (8 people, 33.33%)
  4. Duragesic-100 (8 people, 33.33%)
  5. Simvastatin (7 people, 29.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Restless Legs Syndrome while taking Fentanyl?

 

 

 

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