Metformin and Restless legs syndrome - from FDA reports
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 . We study 176,252 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 249 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,363 users)
Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 25,243 Restless legs syndrome patients).
On Feb, 26, 2017
176,252 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 249 people (0.14%) have Restless Legs Syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Metformin when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:
- < 1 month: 33.33 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Metformin *:
- female: 58.37 %
- male: 41.63 %
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: 2.05 %
- 30-39: 7.18 %
- 40-49: 13.85 %
- 50-59: 28.21 %
- 60+: 48.72 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Diabetes (64 people, 25.70%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (40 people, 16.06%)
- High Blood Pressure (36 people, 14.46%)
- Depression (32 people, 12.85%)
- Pain (25 people, 10.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (61 people, 24.50%)
- Lisinopril (60 people, 24.10%)
- Requip (46 people, 18.47%)
- Lipitor (45 people, 18.07%)
- Protonix (37 people, 14.86%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Insomnia (60 people, 24.10%)
- Pain (51 people, 20.48%)
- Stress And Anxiety (44 people, 17.67%)
- High Blood Pressure (44 people, 17.67%)
- Chest Pain (41 people, 16.47%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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