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Review: could Lyrica cause Loss of smell?

We study 64,259 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Loss of smell. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of smell and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,459 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Loss of smell

Loss of smell (latest reports from 19,609 patients) has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, sinusitis, nasal congestion, asthma.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 64,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 37 people (0.06%) have Loss Of Smell. They amount to 0.19% of all the 19,603 people who have Loss Of Smell on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of smell in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Loss of smell * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of smell13.64%50.00%13.64%9.09%13.64%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of smell when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Loss of smell75.00%25.00%

Age of people who have Loss of smell when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%17.95%82.05%

Severity of Loss of smell when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of smell0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of smell ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of smell0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Neuralgia (20 people, 54.05%)
  2. Neuropathy peripheral (15 people, 40.54%)
  3. Infection (14 people, 37.84%)
  4. Back pain (12 people, 32.43%)
  5. Osteopenia (4 people, 10.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Septra (14 people, 37.84%)
  2. Prednisone (7 people, 18.92%)
  3. Fosamax (4 people, 10.81%)
  4. Calcium with vitamin d (4 people, 10.81%)
  5. Lisinopril (3 people, 8.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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