Review: could Lyrica cause Stevens-johnson Syndrome?


Stevens-johnson 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 Pain . We study 84,103 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 186 have Stevens-johnson syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Stevens-johnson syndrome and more.

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Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 82,030 users)

Stevens-johnson Syndrome

Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, pleural effusion, respiratory distress, staphylococcal infection (latest reports from 29,579 Stevens-johnson syndrome patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

84,103 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 186 people (0.22%) have Stevens-johnson Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Stevens-johnson syndrome?

Time on Lyrica when people have Stevens-johnson Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 76.06 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.63 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stevens-johnson Syndrome when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 55.21 %
  • male: 44.79 %

Age of people who have Stevens-johnson Syndrome when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.72 %
  • 10-19: 0.72 %
  • 20-29: 1.45 %
  • 30-39: 11.59 %
  • 40-49: 11.59 %
  • 50-59: 27.54 %
  • 60+: 46.38 %

Severity if Stevens-johnson Syndrome when taking Lyrica **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (33 people)
  • Hypertension (24 people)
  • Neuralgia (23 people)
  • Depression (18 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (15 people)
  • Nexium (14 people)
  • Omeprazole (13 people)
  • Lorazepam (13 people)
  • Lasix (11 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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