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

We study 14,063 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 (latest outcomes from 14,393 users) has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain.

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 67,388 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 14,062 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • This drug does not help a person with social anxiety and or panic disorder. I was tired for the first couple of days but couldn't sleep due to restless leg. Now, after three weeks of taking it, I'm up til 2am. Does not help me sleep. I feel restless and tired/awake.

    Reply

    Thomas Mofield on Sep, 1, 2014:

    The FDA has approved Ambien (Zolpidem) as an off label treatment for restless leg syndrome. Ambien is a sedative and is used to help you sleep.

    A word of caution: Although zolpidem is used as an off label treatment for restless leg, sometimes it will make little difference, and sometimes it can make it worse (this is rare though). Give it a shot. Hope you get some restful sleep.

    I sometimes get restless leg, the only thing that helps me (oddly enough) is to sleep with my feet uncovered. I don't know why this works, but it does for me.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I went to a Rheumatologist and he said I have Hashimoto disease and said its not serious enough to take meds for. The test is - Thyroid Peroxidase Antiboties - my number is 363. It says that is should be <9. I was wondering if these medications I am on could be causing abnormal reading. I do have severe inflammation due to serious injuries.

    Reply

    matypoe on Aug, 28, 2014:

    Please get treated! Go to a functional medicine doctor...those antibodies are way too high, no matter what the root cause...pick up the book Stop the Thyroid Madness, as well as The Root Cause by Isabela Wentz. Also check out Mary Shomon. There are FB Support Groups as well, including Hashimoto's 411, For Thyroid Patients Only, several others to find information and support, where we are all Hashi's sufferers. Please be your own best advocate and get to the right doctor (not an endo despite what you may have been led to believe) who will actually help you! I am a long time Hashimoto's patient, trust me!

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I was on lithium when first diagnosed with Graves disease-now stopped. I had a few episodes of what is understood to be serotonin syndrome. I had submandibular gland removed 3 years ago. I had bad foot infection (both feet) 3 years ago. I always suffered with depression and anxiety/social always. I was on Effexor 225mg for 3 years now I take 150mg moclobimide twice a day. I stopped Effexor and lithium together when it was supposed that it could have caused serotonin syndrome. Thank you

    Reply

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