Review: could Lyrica cause Water retention?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 64,066 people who take Lyrica. Among them, 412 have Water retention. See who they are, when they have Water retention and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,316 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia, neuralgia. Commonly reported side effects of Lyrica include dizziness, pain exacerbated, pain, acupuncture and pain, dizziness aggravated.
Water retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 86,960 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 64,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 412 people (0.64%) have Water Retention.
Time on Lyrica when people have Water retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Water retention||47.27%||22.73%||13.64%||8.18%||6.36%||1.82%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Water retention when taking Lyrica * :
|Water retention||75.84%||24.16% |
Age of people who have Water retention when taking Lyrica * :
|Water retention||0.00%||0.00%||0.58%||0.58%||7.49%||25.36%||25.94%||40.06% |
Severity of Water retention when taking Lyrica ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Water retention||0.00%||57.14%||28.57%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Water retention ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Water retention||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Fibromyalgia (145 people, 35.19%)
- Pain (78 people, 18.93%)
- Neuralgia (51 people, 12.38%)
- Hypertension (48 people, 11.65%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (39 people, 9.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (57 people, 13.83%)
- Lasix (55 people, 13.35%)
- Cymbalta (52 people, 12.62%)
- Xanax (50 people, 12.14%)
- Celebrex (46 people, 11.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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