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 97,507 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 101,041 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 17,510 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Losartan, Zetia for a 54-year old woman with Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Muscle Stiffness, Stiffness In A Joint
- A study of drug interactions between Meloxicam, Chlorthalidone, Spiriva, Symbicort, Lyrica, Omeprazole, Wellbutrin Xl, Novolog Flexpen, Lantus Solostar, Metformin, Requip for a 37-year old man with Information, Water Pill, Copd, Tingling And Numbness, Acid Refluc, Anxeity, Diabetic, Restless Legs.
- A study of drug interactions between Lipitor, Metformin for a 63-year old woman with High Blood Cholesterol, Diabetes. The patient has Blood Urine
- A study of drug interactions between Norvasc, Multivitamin, Horse Chestnut, Omega 3, Saw Palmetto, Metformin, Aspirin, Atenolol, Glimepiride, Hydrochlorothiazide, Fosinopril Sodium for a 71-year old man with High Blood Pressure, Deficiency, Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Ischaemic Heart Disease. The patient has Peripheral Artery Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High Blood Sugar
- A study of drug interactions between Sitagliptin Phosphate, Omeprazole, Prednisolone, Levothyroxine Sodium, Metformin for a 68-year old woman with Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Gallstones, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Mellitus Non-insulin-dependent. The patient has Itching
Recent Metformin related drug comparison:
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- Comparions of Lisinopril, Armour Thyroid, Metformin, Glipizide, Prednisone for a 64-year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Comparions of Omeprazole, Metformin, Losartan, Carvedilol, Atorvastatin Calcium for a 61-year old man who has Mood Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition
- Comparions of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Metformin for a 58-year old woman who has Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent
- Comparions of Metformin, Januvia, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Oxycodone And Acetaminophen, Moexipril Hydrochloride for a 60-year old woman who has Interactions
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