Metformin and Restless legs syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Restless legs syndrome with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 30, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 274 people (0.14%) have Restless Legs Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Metformin when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 59.63 %
  • male: 40.37 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.88 %
  • 30-39: 7.04 %
  • 40-49: 13.15 %
  • 50-59: 28.64 %
  • 60+: 49.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (69 people, 25.18%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (44 people, 16.06%)
  • High Blood Pressure (39 people, 14.23%)
  • Depression (32 people, 11.68%)
  • Pain (26 people, 9.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (61 people, 22.26%)
  • Lisinopril (60 people, 21.90%)
  • Requip (49 people, 17.88%)
  • Lipitor (45 people, 16.42%)
  • Nexium (39 people, 14.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (65 people, 23.72%)
  • Pain (51 people, 18.61%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (46 people, 16.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (45 people, 16.42%)
  • Fall (42 people, 15.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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