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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 146,686 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 221 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. (view latest outcomes from 150,015 users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Restless Legs Syndrome 16,008 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 146,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 221 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 syndrome37.50%25.00%0.00%25.00%12.50%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome59.62%40.38%

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%0.00%0.93%3.74%14.49%35.51%45.33%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (45 people, 20.36%)
  2. Pain (40 people, 18.10%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (39 people, 17.65%)
  4. Muscle spasms (29 people, 13.12%)
  5. Fluid retention (26 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (70 people, 31.67%)
  2. Neurontin (67 people, 30.32%)
  3. Prednisone tab (65 people, 29.41%)
  4. Aspirin (64 people, 28.96%)
  5. Prilosec (58 people, 26.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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