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Review: could Lyrica cause Impaired driving ability?

Summary: Impaired driving ability 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, 364 have Impaired driving ability. Find out below who they are, when they have Impaired driving ability and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 64,116 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 364 people (0.57%) have Impaired Driving Ability. They amount to 1.47% of all the 24,737 people who have Impaired Driving Ability on eHealthMe.

Trend of Impaired driving ability in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Impaired driving ability * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Impaired driving ability44.44%26.50%5.98%16.24%5.98%0.85%0.00%

Gender of people who have Impaired driving ability when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Impaired driving ability85.63%14.37%

Age of people who have Impaired driving ability when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Impaired driving ability0.00%0.00%0.00%2.31%2.89%19.65%30.35%44.80%

Severity of Impaired driving ability when taking Lyrica ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Impaired driving ability ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (200 people, 54.95%)
  2. Pain (115 people, 31.59%)
  3. Depression (67 people, 18.41%)
  4. Neuralgia (59 people, 16.21%)
  5. Hypertension (50 people, 13.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (66 people, 18.13%)
  2. Cymbalta (52 people, 14.29%)
  3. Vicodin (42 people, 11.54%)
  4. Protonix (41 people, 11.26%)
  5. Xanax (40 people, 10.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 days 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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