Review: could Lisinopril cause Restless leg syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 88,661 people who take Lisinopril. Among them, 226 have Restless leg syndrome. See who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lisinopril (latest outcomes from 98,622 users) has active ingredients of lisinopril. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Lisinopril include nausea, nausea aggravated, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, fatigue.
Restless leg syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 65,680 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 88,505 people reported to have side effects when taking Lisinopril. Among them, 212 people (0.24%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.
Time on Lisinopril 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%||11.11%||38.89%||11.11%||22.22%||11.11%||5.56% |
Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lisinopril * :
|Restless leg syndrome||53.33%||46.67% |
Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Lisinopril * :
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.58%||5.23%||8.14%||36.63%||49.42% |
Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Lisinopril ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||33.33%||41.67%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||42.86%||57.14% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Restless legs syndrome (37 people, 17.45%)
- Depression (36 people, 16.98%)
- Hypertension (36 people, 16.98%)
- Sleep disorder (32 people, 15.09%)
- Anxiety (20 people, 9.43%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (72 people, 33.96%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (62 people, 29.25%)
- Ambien (61 people, 28.77%)
- Lipitor (55 people, 25.94%)
- Neurontin (54 people, 25.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Dr. Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs (4 months ago):
Very interesting. As a member of the International Willis Ekbom Disease Study Group (formerly the RLS Study Group) I was not familiar with this association. I am passing this on to other members of the study group.
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Have been on Gabapentin for years now. For the past 3-4 yrs, I have had a chronically elevated WBC without evidence of illness. WBCs run 10.5 to 13.0 consistently. Even when on antibiotics, has not dropped below 10.5. Am now wondering if this could be related to Gabapentin. The elevated WBCs have resulted in delay of care for back pain issues. At one time, I tried to get off of gabapentin - was titrating the dose(c my provider's permission). I noticed that the Restless Leg Syndrome that I had been experiencing had disappeared with the lower dose of Gabapentin. Unfortunately, the Meralgia Paresthetica synotoms increased & had to increase the Gabapentin back up. RLS came back with increased dose.
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Have been on Gabapentin for years now. For the past 3-4 yrs, I have had a chronically elevated WBC without evidence of illness.WBCs run 10.5 tp 13.0 consistanly. Even when on antibiotics, has not dropped below 10.5. Am now wondering if this could be related to Gabapentin. The elevated WBCs have resulted in delay of care for back pain issues. At one time, I tried to get off of gabapentin - was titrating the dose(c my provider's permission). I noticed that the Restless Leg Syndrome that I had been experiencing had disappeared with the lower dose of Gabapentin. Unfortunately, the Meralgia Paresthetica synotoms increase & had to increase the Gabapentin back up. RLS came back with increased dose.
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