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Review: could Hydroxyzine cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?

Summary: Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Hydroxyzine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Hydroxyzine hcl, and have Restless leg syndrome.

We study 8,484 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxyzine from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Hydroxyzine and have Restless legs syndrome >>>

 

Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 9,111 Hydroxyzine users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs 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 17,498 Restless legs syndrome patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 8,479 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxyzine. Among them, 30 people (0.35%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

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 syndrome50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome81.48%18.52%

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%8.33%4.17%16.67%8.33%62.50%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Hydroxyzine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Restless legs syndrome (9 people, 30.00%)
  2. General anaesthesia (6 people, 20.00%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (4 people, 13.33%)
  4. Insomnia (3 people, 10.00%)
  5. Anxiety (2 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Hydroxyzine hcl (11 people, 36.67%)
  2. Propofol (9 people, 30.00%)
  3. Sufentanil (8 people, 26.67%)
  4. Pramipexole (8 people, 26.67%)
  5. Droperidol (8 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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