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Review: could Lyrica cause Dupuytren's contracture?

Summary: Dupuytren's contracture could be caused by Lyrica, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, and have Postherpetic neuralgia.

We study 64,173 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Dupuytren's contracture and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 64,116 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has Dupuytren's Contracture. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,508 people who have Dupuytren's Contracture on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dupuytren's contracture in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Dupuytren's contracture * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dupuytren's contracture0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Dupuytren's contracture0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dupuytren's contracture0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Severity of Dupuytren's contracture when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dupuytren's contracture0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dupuytren's contracture ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Postherpetic neuralgia (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

n/a

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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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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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Weakened immune system, still recovering from major surgery. Developed pneumonia. Began lyrica and found first large area on my chest that looked like it had been severely chemically burned. Doctor prescribed muciprin (sp?) developed many more sores on face, arms, back, and chest over the next month. Went back to doctor. Prescribed am-trak orally 5 days. Great improvement while on it, day after ending the antibiotic all the sores opened back up. Began to look less burn-like and more crater like. Not overly red or swollen. Would go from nothing to big something within 24 hours. Back to doctor after I tried tons of home remedies like essential oils, tea tree oil, and apple cidar vinegar. Next he prescribed bactrim orally for 7 days. No improvement first few days. Then I dropped my lyrica from 300 mg/day to 100 mg/day, while continuing antibiotic. Great improvement. Dried up and smaller ones healed. Finished antibiotic and all sores that weren't totally healed reopened, as well as the new sores forming. I do not pick at them. No doctor has cultured them. I have been going to physical therapy 2 days a week for 5 months now. I have not actually been diagnosed with mrsa, but that is what it looks like it has turned into to me. It did not start off this way. 5 months ago it began with some burns & blisters on my chest and face. Now they look like sores.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I am going to discontinue today to see if subsides.

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