Review: could Lyrica cause Skin rash (Rashes)?
Summary: Skin rash 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 Neurontin, and have Pain.
We study 64,346 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,230 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.
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Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 66,558 users)
Skin rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Skin rash 145,684 patients)
On Dec, 14, 2014: 64,346 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 2,230 people (3.47%) have Skin Rash.
Time on Lyrica when people have Skin rash * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Skin rash||58.52%||28.55%||3.84%||3.55%||4.26%||1.28%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Lyrica * :
|Skin rash||66.96%||33.04% |
Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Lyrica * :
|Skin rash||0.10%||0.00%||0.81%||2.33%||6.61%||18.22%||23.22%||48.72% |
Severity of Skin rash when taking Lyrica ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Skin rash||11.76%||52.94%||35.29%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Skin rash ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Skin rash||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (446 people, 20.00%)
- Fibromyalgia (426 people, 19.10%)
- Neuralgia (319 people, 14.30%)
- Hypertension (251 people, 11.26%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (234 people, 10.49%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (322 people, 14.44%)
- Aspirin (247 people, 11.08%)
- Lasix (212 people, 9.51%)
- Nexium (196 people, 8.79%)
- Cymbalta (190 people, 8.52%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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