Review: could Prilosec cause Restless legs syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 59,627 people who take Prilosec. Among them, 209 have Restless legs syndrome. See who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prilosec (latest outcomes from 61,423 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric ulcer. Commonly reported side effects of Prilosec include nausea aggravated, nausea, pain relief by acupuncture, pain, fatigue.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 66,409 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 59,627 people reported to have side effects when taking Prilosec. Among them, 209 people (0.35%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.
Time on Prilosec when people have Restless legs syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless legs syndrome||10.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00%||40.00%||10.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Prilosec * :
|Restless legs syndrome||75.00%||25.00% |
Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Prilosec * :
|Restless legs syndrome||0.55%||0.00%||0.00%||0.55%||2.75%||20.33%||43.41%||32.42% |
Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Prilosec ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||50.00%||25.00%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Muscle spasms (44 people, 21.05%)
- Sleep disorder (38 people, 18.18%)
- Depression (38 people, 18.18%)
- Pain (32 people, 15.31%)
- Osteoporosis (24 people, 11.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (95 people, 45.45%)
- Ambien (80 people, 38.28%)
- Percocet (77 people, 36.84%)
- Neurontin (76 people, 36.36%)
- Ativan (76 people, 36.36%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 weeks 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.
From this study (3 weeks 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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