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Review: could Norvasc cause Restless legs syndrome?

Summary: Restless legs syndrome could be caused by Norvasc, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Lipitor, and have Hypertension.

We study 78,936 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 148 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Norvasc

Norvasc (latest outcomes from 80,409 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 67,448 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 78,900 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc. Among them, 148 people (0.19%) have Restless Legs Syndrome. They amount to 0.22% of all the 67,322 people who have Restless Legs Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Norvasc reports

Time on Norvasc when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome10.00%20.00%0.00%20.00%10.00%0.00%40.00%

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

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome61.84%38.16%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.89%6.25%26.79%66.07%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Norvasc ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (22 people, 14.86%)
  2. Restless legs syndrome (17 people, 11.49%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (15 people, 10.14%)
  4. Arthritis (13 people, 8.78%)
  5. Osteoporosis (12 people, 8.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (60 people, 40.54%)
  2. Neurontin (50 people, 33.78%)
  3. Aspirin (50 people, 33.78%)
  4. Prednisone (41 people, 27.70%)
  5. Lasix (39 people, 26.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Have been on Gabapentin for years now. For the past 3-4 yrs, I have had a chronically elevated WBC without evidence of illness. WBCs run 10.5 to 13.0 consistently. Even when on antibiotics, has not dropped below 10.5. Am now wondering if this could be related to Gabapentin. The elevated WBCs have resulted in delay of care for back pain issues. At one time, I tried to get off of gabapentin - was titrating the dose(c my provider's permission). I noticed that the Restless Leg Syndrome that I had been experiencing had disappeared with the lower dose of Gabapentin. Unfortunately, the Meralgia Paresthetica synotoms increased & had to increase the Gabapentin back up. RLS came back with increased dose.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Have been on Gabapentin for years now. For the past 3-4 yrs, I have had a chronically elevated WBC without evidence of illness.WBCs run 10.5 tp 13.0 consistanly. Even when on antibiotics, has not dropped below 10.5. Am now wondering if this could be related to Gabapentin. The elevated WBCs have resulted in delay of care for back pain issues. At one time, I tried to get off of gabapentin - was titrating the dose(c my provider's permission). I noticed that the Restless Leg Syndrome that I had been experiencing had disappeared with the lower dose of Gabapentin. Unfortunately, the Meralgia Paresthetica synotoms increase & had to increase the Gabapentin back up. RLS came back with increased dose.

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