Could Lyrica cause Itching - from FDA reports


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 124,395 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA. Among them, 1,945 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 126,868 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Itching patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

124,395 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 1,945 people (1.56%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Itching?

Time on Lyrica when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 56.7 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.79 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.99 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.28 %
  • 10+ years: 0.28 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 73.99 %
  • male: 26.01 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.36 %
  • 20-29: 2.39 %
  • 30-39: 7.25 %
  • 40-49: 14.71 %
  • 50-59: 23.19 %
  • 60+: 51.96 %

Severity of Itching **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (180 people, 9.25%)
  • Nexium (107 people, 5.50%)
  • Lasix (101 people, 5.19%)
  • Neurontin (93 people, 4.78%)
  • Xanax (92 people, 4.73%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (144 people, 7.40%)
  • Depression (119 people, 6.12%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (102 people, 5.24%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (99 people, 5.09%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (628 people, 32.29%)
  • Pain (334 people, 17.17%)
  • Headache (238 people, 12.24%)
  • Dizziness (236 people, 12.13%)
  • Fatigue (235 people, 12.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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