Review: could Lyrica cause Itching?


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Pain . We study 119,134 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,861 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 121,583 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 145,536 Itching patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

119,134 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 1,861 people (1.56%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Itching?

Time on Lyrica when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 54.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.97 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.56 %
  • 10+ years: 0.28 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 73.51 %
  • male: 26.49 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.38 %
  • 20-29: 2.35 %
  • 30-39: 7.35 %
  • 40-49: 15.09 %
  • 50-59: 23.05 %
  • 60+: 51.63 %

Severity if Itching when taking Lyrica **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 58.33 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (264 people, 14.19%)
  • Fibromyalgia (257 people, 13.81%)
  • Neuralgia (176 people, 9.46%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (142 people, 7.63%)
  • Hypertension (128 people, 6.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (173 people, 9.30%)
  • Nexium (100 people, 5.37%)
  • Lasix (96 people, 5.16%)
  • Neurontin (91 people, 4.89%)
  • Xanax (87 people, 4.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rash (398 people, 21.39%)
  • Pain (321 people, 17.25%)
  • Headache (225 people, 12.09%)
  • Nausea (223 people, 11.98%)
  • Dizziness (223 people, 11.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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