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Review: could Lyrica cause Drowsiness?

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

We study 64,173 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,216 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 64,116 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 4,216 people (6.58%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.86% of all the 491,193 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness63.54%22.15%6.22%5.09%2.34%0.65%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness70.94%29.06%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.00%0.05%0.44%2.43%5.95%16.11%24.20%50.83%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness4.17%39.58%50.00%6.25%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Drowsiness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (1,045 people, 24.79%)
  2. Pain (978 people, 23.20%)
  3. Neuralgia (774 people, 18.36%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (564 people, 13.38%)
  5. Hypertension (402 people, 9.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (555 people, 13.16%)
  2. Cymbalta (400 people, 9.49%)
  3. Aspirin (250 people, 5.93%)
  4. Lasix (240 people, 5.69%)
  5. Xanax (219 people, 5.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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