Prednisone and Restless legs syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 317 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,679 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs 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 25,243 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 317 people (0.14%) have Restless Legs Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Prednisone when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 66.12 %
  • male: 33.88 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.65 %
  • 30-39: 4.96 %
  • 40-49: 14.05 %
  • 50-59: 38.43 %
  • 60+: 40.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (58 people, 18.30%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (42 people, 13.25%)
  • High Blood Pressure (32 people, 10.09%)
  • Pain (31 people, 9.78%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (26 people, 8.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (68 people, 21.45%)
  • Lasix (63 people, 19.87%)
  • Prilosec (55 people, 17.35%)
  • Neurontin (53 people, 16.72%)
  • Aspirin (53 people, 16.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (124 people, 39.12%)
  • Depression (114 people, 35.96%)
  • Pain (112 people, 35.33%)
  • Fatigue (106 people, 33.44%)
  • Joint Pain (104 people, 32.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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