Lyrica and Muscle atrophy - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle atrophy is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Simvastatin, and have Depression . We study 122,481 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA. Among them, 175 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 126,959 users)

Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 8,143 Muscle atrophy patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

122,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 175 people (0.14%) have Muscle Atrophy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Muscle atrophy?

Time on Lyrica when people have Muscle Atrophy *:

  • < 1 month: 20.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 61.54 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.13 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.56 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 69.01 %
  • male: 30.99 %

Age of people who have Muscle Atrophy when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.75 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.26 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 54.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (37 people, 21.14%)
  • Sleep Disorder (34 people, 19.43%)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (27 people, 15.43%)
  • Neuralgia (23 people, 13.14%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (22 people, 12.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (37 people, 21.14%)
  • Diazepam (36 people, 20.57%)
  • Atenolol (33 people, 18.86%)
  • Zopiclone (27 people, 15.43%)
  • Aspirin (25 people, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (75 people, 42.86%)
  • Weakness (52 people, 29.71%)
  • Nausea (51 people, 29.14%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (49 people, 28.00%)
  • Fatigue (46 people, 26.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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