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Review: could Prednisone cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?

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 Lasix, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,809 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 222 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 asthma. (latest outcomes from 150,124 Prednisone 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, 14, 2015: 146,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 222 people (0.15%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome33.33%22.22%0.00%22.22%11.11%0.00%11.11%

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

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome59.39%40.61%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.47%0.93%3.72%14.42%35.35%45.12%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome40.00%40.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (45 people, 20.27%)
  2. Pain (40 people, 18.02%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (39 people, 17.57%)
  4. Muscle spasms (30 people, 13.51%)
  5. Prostate cancer metastatic (26 people, 11.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (70 people, 31.53%)
  2. Neurontin (67 people, 30.18%)
  3. Prednisone tab (65 people, 29.28%)
  4. Aspirin (64 people, 28.83%)
  5. Prilosec (58 people, 26.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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