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 64,173 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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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.
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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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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