Lyrica and Water retention - from FDA reports


Summary

Water retention 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 Lasix, and have Fibromyalgia . We study 122,481 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA. Among them, 728 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 126,959 users)

Water Retention

Water retention has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 35,420 Water retention patients).

On Feb, 23, 2017

122,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 728 people (0.59%) have Water Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Water retention?

Time on Lyrica when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 47.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.63 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.39 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 76.55 %
  • male: 23.45 %

Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.2 %
  • 20-29: 0.4 %
  • 30-39: 6.34 %
  • 40-49: 18.42 %
  • 50-59: 25.94 %
  • 60+: 48.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Fibromyalgia (161 people, 22.12%)
  • Pain (111 people, 15.25%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (71 people, 9.75%)
  • Neuralgia (64 people, 8.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (63 people, 8.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (90 people, 12.36%)
  • Neurontin (66 people, 9.07%)
  • Cymbalta (60 people, 8.24%)
  • Xanax (58 people, 7.97%)
  • Celebrex (54 people, 7.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (272 people, 37.36%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (140 people, 19.23%)
  • Drug Ineffective (110 people, 15.11%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (99 people, 13.60%)
  • Pain (98 people, 13.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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