Review: could Fentanyl cause Restless legs syndrome?
This is a review of Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome) by studying 14,026 people who take Fentanyl. We analyze: the time on Fentanyl when people have Restless legs syndrome, gender and age of these people, the severity of Restless legs syndrome, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Fentanyl. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Fentanyl (latest outcomes from 14,029 users) has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Fentanyl include hypotension, nausea and vomiting, nausea, nausea aggravated, hypotension aggravated.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 65,872 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 13,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 16 people (0.12%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.
Time on Fentanyl when people have Restless legs syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Fentanyl * :
|Restless legs syndrome||86.96%||13.04% |
Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Fentanyl * :
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||9.09%||18.18%||18.18%||54.55% |
Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Fentanyl ** :
How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breakthrough pain (9 people, 56.25%)
- Fibromyalgia (9 people, 56.25%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 50.00%)
- Fluid retention (8 people, 50.00%)
- Pain (7 people, 43.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fentanyl citrate (16 people, 100.00%)
- Furosemide (9 people, 56.25%)
- Hydrocodone (8 people, 50.00%)
- Pepcid ac (6 people, 37.50%)
- Metoprolol tartrate (6 people, 37.50%)
* 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.
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