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Review: could Metformin cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?





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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (view latest outcomes from 100,893 users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Restless Legs Syndrome 16,008 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 168 people (0.17%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome0.00%9.09%18.18%27.27%0.00%36.36%9.09%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome54.12%45.88%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.72%10.07%15.11%28.78%45.32%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome9.09%36.36%36.36%18.18%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%75.00%25.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 17.86%)
  2. Restless legs syndrome (30 people, 17.86%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (20 people, 11.90%)
  4. Depression (19 people, 11.31%)
  5. Hypertension (19 people, 11.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (97 people, 57.74%)
  2. Aspirin (58 people, 34.52%)
  3. Lisinopril (50 people, 29.76%)
  4. Lipitor (41 people, 24.40%)
  5. Requip (34 people, 20.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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