Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Restless Leg Syndrome?


Summary

Restless leg syndrome is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Xanax, and have Hypertension . We study 77,985 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 240 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Hydrochlorothiazide 79,672 users)

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, pathological gambling, cystocele, drowsiness (latest reports from 16,561 Restless leg syndrome patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

77,985 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide.
Among them, 240 people (0.31%) have Restless Leg Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Restless leg syndrome?

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Restless Leg Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.79 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 24.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 34.48 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.69 %
  • 10+ years: 3.45 %

Gender of people who have Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Hydrochlorothiazide *:

  • female: 70.89 %
  • male: 29.11 %

Age of people who have Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Hydrochlorothiazide *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.05 %
  • 30-39: 2.63 %
  • 40-49: 7.37 %
  • 50-59: 20.53 %
  • 60+: 68.42 %

Severity if Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Hydrochlorothiazide **:

  • least: 5 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 35 %
  • most severe: 10 %

How people recovered from Restless Leg Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 42.86 %
  • not yet: 57.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (45 people)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (40 people)
  • Depression (40 people)
  • Osteoporosis (29 people)
  • Lung Neoplasm (28 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (58 people)
  • Lisinopril (57 people)
  • Ambien (55 people)
  • Requip (51 people)
  • Nexium (51 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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