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Review: could Lyrica cause Copd?

Summary: Copd could be caused by Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Nexium, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 64,173 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 441 have Copd. Find out below who they are, when they have Copd and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,360 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia, pain. Commonly reported side effects of Lyrica include pain exacerbated, pain, dizziness, dizziness aggravated, weight increased.

Copd

Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) (latest reports from 203,636 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, depression.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 64,116 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 441 people (0.69%) have Copd. They amount to 0.21% of all the 205,177 people who have Copd on eHealthMe.

Trend of Copd in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Copd * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Copd52.38%0.00%14.29%23.81%4.76%4.76%0.00%

Gender of people who have Copd when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Copd62.79%37.21%

Age of people who have Copd when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Copd0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.54%12.67%21.83%64.96%

Severity of Copd when taking Lyrica ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Copd ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (69 people, 15.65%)
  2. Pain (55 people, 12.47%)
  3. Osteoporosis (50 people, 11.34%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (36 people, 8.16%)
  5. Depression (34 people, 7.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (147 people, 33.33%)
  2. Aspirin (136 people, 30.84%)
  3. Zometa (133 people, 30.16%)
  4. Prednisone (125 people, 28.34%)
  5. Ambien (122 people, 27.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Sarcoidosis caused complete heart block. Pacemaker implanted in December 2009 but for the past two years I have had palpitations caused by around 3.7 million ectopic heartbeats per year.

    Sarcoidosis also in lungs and eyes. Extended use of Pred Forte caused development of cataracts, one of which has been removed and I am awaiting the second operation.

    Breathlessness is caused by lack of oxygen entering the bloodstream and my ongoing heart problems

    Rarely able to sleep properly due to pain, sleeping for about 20 minutes at a time when I become so exhausted that the pain can't keep me awake

    Muscle and joint pain have made me weak and clumsy.Pain is felt all over, from head to toes along with muscle cramps and intense burning sensation to skin on lower legs.

    ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.

    Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given

    I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.

    Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.

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  • From this study (3 hours ago):

  • Why has this suddenly occurred? I have had a heart attack 8 years ago with a stent put in one of my heart valves.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • took lyrica for 10 days had allergic reaction plus Bilateral swelling of legs and hands with severe buring pain and numb hands. Did not have before lyrica now just diagnosed with sjogrens. Could lyrica have caused this? Also developed bilateral carpal tunnel hands slowing coming back after stopping lyrica.

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