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Review: could Lyrica cause Itching?

We study 64,287 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,011 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,503 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 545,906 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 64,287 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 1,011 people (1.57%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching57.05%27.90%3.76%5.33%5.02%0.63%0.31%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Itching73.82%26.18%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.11%2.13%6.71%14.06%22.04%54.95%

Severity of Itching when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching9.09%45.45%27.27%18.18%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (254 people, 25.12%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (190 people, 18.79%)
  3. Neuralgia (144 people, 14.24%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (100 people, 9.89%)
  5. Hypertension (97 people, 9.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (128 people, 12.66%)
  2. Gabapentin (96 people, 9.50%)
  3. Aspirin (80 people, 7.91%)
  4. Lasix (77 people, 7.62%)
  5. Neurontin (75 people, 7.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Severe itching of ankles. So severe I have rubbed my skin off 1/2"x3" area in my sleep. It is much worse if I get a mosquito bite. I live in Fort Worth, TX AND West Nile Virus very bad here. Don't know if it is related.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • The month I started Lyrica... a few days or short week(s) after I was diagnosed with herpes. It shocked me and I was hoping to find a possible connection, but I might be out of luck. =/

    Reply

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