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 Lisinopril, and have Restless leg syndrome.
We study 60,054 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 190 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.
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Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 62,004 Hydrochlorothiazide users)
Restless leg syndrome
Restless leg 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 17,478 Restless leg syndrome patients)
On Jan, 30, 2015: 60,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 190 people (0.32%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.
Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Restless leg syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||15.38%||15.38%||0.00%||61.54%||0.00%||7.69% |
Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Restless leg syndrome||77.44%||22.56% |
Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.32%||1.99%||7.28%||18.54%||70.86% |
Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless leg syndrome||14.29%||42.86%||28.57%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Restless legs syndrome (30 people, 15.79%)
- Metastases to spine (28 people, 14.74%)
- Neoplasm malignant (28 people, 14.74%)
- Lung neoplasm (28 people, 14.74%)
- Depression (28 people, 14.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lisinopril (60 people, 31.58%)
- Ambien (53 people, 27.89%)
- Xanax (48 people, 25.26%)
- Synthroid (47 people, 24.74%)
- Aspirin (47 people, 24.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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