Review: could Pepcid Ac cause Restless Leg Syndrome?


Restless leg syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Pepcid Ac. We study 3,692 people who have side effects while taking Pepcid ac from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 86 million people have used us. 300+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>

Pepcid Ac

Pepcid ac has active ingredients of famotidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Pepcid ac 4,009 users)

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg 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 25,127 Restless leg syndrome patients).

On Oct, 24, 2016

3,692 people reported to have side effects when taking Pepcid Ac.
Among them, 4 people (0.11%) have Restless Leg Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pepcid ac cause Restless leg syndrome?

Gender of people who have Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Pepcid Ac *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Pepcid Ac *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Vulvovaginal Dryness (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Surgery (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Fluid Retention (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Fibromyalgia (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Bone Disorder (1 person, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Prempro (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Loratadine (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Benazepril Hydrochloride (1 person, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Pneumonia (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Pleural Effusion (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Platelet Count Decreased (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Depression (2 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Restless leg syndrome when taking Pepcid ac?

Browse all side effects of Pepcid ac

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome

Could your condition cause Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome

Related studies

Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Pepcid ac, Restless leg syndrome

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Pepcid ac, Restless leg syndrome

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.