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Review: could Hydroxyzine cause Restless legs syndrome?

Summary: Restless legs syndrome could be caused by Hydroxyzine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Hydroxyzine hcl, and have Restless legs syndrome.

We study 8,421 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxyzine from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine (latest outcomes from 9,039 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 68,146 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 8,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxyzine. Among them, 29 people (0.34%) have Restless Legs Syndrome. They amount to 0.04% of all the 68,100 people who have Restless Legs Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Hydroxyzine reports

Time on Hydroxyzine when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Hydroxyzine * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome80.77%19.23%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Hydroxyzine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%8.70%0.00%17.39%8.70%65.22%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Hydroxyzine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Restless legs syndrome (9 people, 31.03%)
  2. General anaesthesia (6 people, 20.69%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (4 people, 13.79%)
  4. Insomnia (3 people, 10.34%)
  5. Anxiety (2 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Hydroxyzine hcl (11 people, 37.93%)
  2. Propofol (9 people, 31.03%)
  3. Pramipexole (8 people, 27.59%)
  4. Sufentanil (8 people, 27.59%)
  5. Droperidol (8 people, 27.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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