Review: could Lyrica cause Muscle Atrophy?


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 119,134 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 170 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 121,585 users)

Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with weight decreased, muscle aches, pain, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, weakness (latest reports from 7,949 Muscle atrophy patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

119,134 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 170 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: 17.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 70.59 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.94 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.94 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 69.88 %
  • male: 30.12 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.78 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.56 %
  • 40-49: 14.06 %
  • 50-59: 28.12 %
  • 60+: 55.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (37 people, 21.76%)
  • Sleep Disorder (34 people, 20.00%)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (27 people, 15.88%)
  • Pain (22 people, 12.94%)
  • Neuralgia (21 people, 12.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (37 people, 21.76%)
  • Diazepam (36 people, 21.18%)
  • Atenolol (33 people, 19.41%)
  • Zopiclone (27 people, 15.88%)
  • Aspirin (25 people, 14.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (75 people, 44.12%)
  • Nausea (50 people, 29.41%)
  • Anxiety (47 people, 27.65%)
  • Myalgia (45 people, 26.47%)
  • Depression (45 people, 26.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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