Review: could Hydroxyzine cause Restless legs syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 8,396 people who take Hydroxyzine. Among them, 29 have Restless legs syndrome. See who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Hydroxyzine (latest outcomes from 8,684 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety, itching. Commonly reported side effects of Hydroxyzine include nausea aggravated, nausea, breathing difficulty, pain exacerbated, acupuncture and pain.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 65,837 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 8,396 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxyzine. Among them, 29 people (0.35%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.
Time on Hydroxyzine 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||33.33%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Hydroxyzine * :
|Restless legs syndrome||80.77%||19.23% |
Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Hydroxyzine * :
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||8.70%||0.00%||17.39%||8.70%||65.22% |
Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Hydroxyzine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Restless legs syndrome (9 people, 31.03%)
- General anaesthesia (6 people, 20.69%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (4 people, 13.79%)
- Insomnia (3 people, 10.34%)
- Anxiety (2 people, 6.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Hydroxyzine hcl (11 people, 37.93%)
- Propofol (9 people, 31.03%)
- Sufentanil (8 people, 27.59%)
- Pramipexole (8 people, 27.59%)
- Droperidol (8 people, 27.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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