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.
We study 97,488 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 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 101,018 Metformin users)
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,498 Restless legs syndrome patients)
On Mar, 28, 2015: 97,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 169 people (0.17%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.
Time on Metformin when people have Restless legs syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||8.33%||16.67%||25.00%||8.33%||33.33%||8.33% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Metformin * :
|Restless legs syndrome||54.39%||45.61% |
Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Metformin * :
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.71%||10.00%||15.00%||29.29%||45.00% |
Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs syndrome||8.33%||33.33%||41.67%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||75.00%||25.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 17.75%)
- Restless legs syndrome (30 people, 17.75%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (20 people, 11.83%)
- Depression (19 people, 11.24%)
- Hypertension (19 people, 11.24%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (97 people, 57.40%)
- Aspirin (58 people, 34.32%)
- Lisinopril (50 people, 29.59%)
- Lipitor (41 people, 24.26%)
- Requip (34 people, 20.12%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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