Lyrica and Restless legs syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Restless legs syndrome 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 Fibromyalgia . We study 122,481 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA. Among them, 395 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 126,949 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 25,236 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Jan, 20, 2017

122,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 395 people (0.32%) have Restless Legs Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Lyrica when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 34.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.6 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.65 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.98 %
  • 10+ years: 4.65 %

Gender of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 78.63 %
  • male: 21.37 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.37 %
  • 30-39: 10.07 %
  • 40-49: 22.39 %
  • 50-59: 31.72 %
  • 60+: 35.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Fibromyalgia (82 people, 20.76%)
  • Pain (71 people, 17.97%)
  • Depression (49 people, 12.41%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (41 people, 10.38%)
  • Neuralgia (31 people, 7.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (51 people, 12.91%)
  • Cymbalta (51 people, 12.91%)
  • Aredia (40 people, 10.13%)
  • Xanax (39 people, 9.87%)
  • Lisinopril (38 people, 9.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (164 people, 41.52%)
  • Insomnia (122 people, 30.89%)
  • Depression (88 people, 22.28%)
  • Pain In Extremity (86 people, 21.77%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (81 people, 20.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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