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 64,396 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 have Muscle atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle atrophy and more.
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Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,617 Lyrica users)
Muscle atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 5,641 Muscle atrophy patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 64,396 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 113 people (0.18%) have Muscle Atrophy.
Time on Lyrica when people have Muscle atrophy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle atrophy||46.77%||48.39%||3.23%||0.00%||0.00%||1.61%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Lyrica * :
|Muscle atrophy||78.79%||21.21% |
Age of people who have Muscle atrophy when taking Lyrica * :
|Muscle atrophy||0.00%||0.00%||0.60%||0.00%||1.19%||5.36%||22.62%||70.24% |
Severity of Muscle atrophy when taking Lyrica ** :
How people recovered from Muscle atrophy ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (101 people, 89.38%)
- Anxiety (92 people, 81.42%)
- Sleep disorder (89 people, 78.76%)
- Generalised anxiety disorder (85 people, 75.22%)
- Pain (17 people, 15.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Simvastatin (103 people, 91.15%)
- Diazepam (103 people, 91.15%)
- Atenolol (99 people, 87.61%)
- Promethazine (98 people, 86.73%)
- Dosulepin (81 people, 71.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of side effects of Lyrica for a 30-year old woman with Nerve Injury. The patient has Lower Sex Driver, Weight Gain, Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)
- A study of drug interactions between Gabapentin, Celebrex for a 60-year old woman with Fibromyalgia, Spinal Column Stenosis. The patient has Weakness, Muscle Atrophy
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin D, Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol, Myrbetriq, Carafate, Protonix, Tizanidine Hydrochloride, Lyrica, Rifampin, Cefuroxime, Xanax for a 39-year old woman with Low Vitamin D, Ovarian Cyst, Bladder, Ulcer - Duodenal Or Gastric, Muscle Relaxer, Neuropathy, Lyme Disease - Chronic Persistent, Anxiety.
- A study of side effects of Pregabalin for a 56-year old woman with Muscle Spasms. The patient has Sleep Disorder Due To General Medical Condition, Insomnia Type (conditions that prevent a person from getting restful sleep due to mental condition of not getting sleep)
- A study of side effects of Lyrica for a 33-year old woman with Neuropathy - Femoral Nerve. The patient has Cystic Acne (skin sac with seborrhoea (scaly red skin))
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