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Review: could Lyrica cause Water retention?

Summary: Water retention 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 Fibromyalgia.

We study 64,184 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 412 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,360 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Water retention

Water retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,058 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 64,116 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 412 people (0.64%) have Water Retention. They amount to 0.46% of all the 88,670 people who have Water Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Water retention in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Water retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Water retention47.27%22.73%13.64%8.18%6.36%1.82%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Water retention75.84%24.16%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Water retention0.00%0.00%0.58%0.58%7.49%25.36%25.94%40.06%

Severity of Water retention when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Water retention0.00%57.14%28.57%14.29%

How people recovered from Water retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Water retention0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (145 people, 35.19%)
  2. Pain (78 people, 18.93%)
  3. Neuralgia (51 people, 12.38%)
  4. Hypertension (48 people, 11.65%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (39 people, 9.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (57 people, 13.83%)
  2. Lasix (55 people, 13.35%)
  3. Cymbalta (52 people, 12.62%)
  4. Xanax (50 people, 12.14%)
  5. Celebrex (46 people, 11.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I gained 55-60lbs while on Lyrica. While I was able to, I walked and exercised and didn't lose 1lb. I eat less than my 82 yr old mother who weighs around 100lbs and also am retaining a LOT of water. I had to be put on 20mg of Lasix. I am trying to wean myself off of this drug. It works very well for nerve pain, but the side effects are atrocious!!!

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