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Review: could Lyrica cause Restless legs syndrome?

We study 64,259 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 190 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome 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.

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 68,559 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 64,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 190 people (0.30%) have Restless Legs Syndrome. They amount to 0.28% of all the 68,496 people who have Restless Legs Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome40.00%30.00%6.67%0.00%13.33%6.67%3.33%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome72.69%27.31%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.71%11.35%26.24%34.04%27.66%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (45 people, 23.68%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (44 people, 23.16%)
  3. Osteoporosis (22 people, 11.58%)
  4. Depression (21 people, 11.05%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (17 people, 8.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (42 people, 22.11%)
  2. Aredia (34 people, 17.89%)
  3. Amitriptyline hcl (34 people, 17.89%)
  4. Acyclovir (33 people, 17.37%)
  5. Cymbalta (32 people, 16.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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