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Review: could Lyrica cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 64,173 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,227 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 64,116 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 2,227 people (3.47%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.23% of all the 964,055 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash58.63%28.67%3.85%3.57%4.14%1.14%0.00%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash66.93%33.07%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.10%0.00%0.81%2.29%6.62%18.20%23.20%48.79%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash14.29%42.86%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (446 people, 20.03%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (426 people, 19.13%)
  3. Neuralgia (319 people, 14.32%)
  4. Hypertension (251 people, 11.27%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (234 people, 10.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (322 people, 14.46%)
  2. Aspirin (247 people, 11.09%)
  3. Lasix (212 people, 9.52%)
  4. Nexium (195 people, 8.76%)
  5. Cymbalta (190 people, 8.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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