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Review: could Lyrica cause Irritability?

Summary: Irritability could be caused by Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Cymbalta, and have Fibromyalgia.

We study 64,173 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 411 have Irritability. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritability 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.

Irritability

Irritability (latest reports from 145,481 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 64,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 411 people (0.64%) have Irritability. They amount to 0.28% of all the 145,412 people who have Irritability on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irritability in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Irritability * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irritability35.29%35.95%8.50%10.46%5.88%3.92%0.00%

Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Irritability70.45%29.55%

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritability0.00%0.00%0.66%5.46%15.72%24.24%24.02%29.91%

Severity of Irritability when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irritability0.00%44.44%33.33%22.22%

How people recovered from Irritability ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irritability0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (108 people, 26.28%)
  2. Pain (107 people, 26.03%)
  3. Depression (100 people, 24.33%)
  4. Neuralgia (90 people, 21.90%)
  5. Anxiety (63 people, 15.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (86 people, 20.92%)
  2. Neurontin (64 people, 15.57%)
  3. Atenolol (40 people, 9.73%)
  4. Simvastatin (39 people, 9.49%)
  5. Prozac (37 people, 9.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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