Review: could Remeron cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?
Summary: Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Remeron, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Insomnia.
We study 12,142 people who have side effects while taking Remeron from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.
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Remeron has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 12,846 Remeron 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 17,452 Restless legs syndrome patients)
On Jan, 26, 2015: 12,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Remeron. Among them, 54 people (0.44%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.
Time on Remeron 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||63.64%||18.18%||0.00%||0.00%||9.09%||0.00%||9.09% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Remeron * :
|Restless legs syndrome||53.85%||46.15% |
Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Remeron * :
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.75%||14.04%||31.58%||14.04%||38.60% |
Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Remeron ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs syndrome||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (13 people, 24.07%)
- Depression (13 people, 24.07%)
- Pain (13 people, 24.07%)
- Anxiety (12 people, 22.22%)
- Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 18.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (26 people, 48.15%)
- Zyprexa (19 people, 35.19%)
- Nexium (16 people, 29.63%)
- Prilosec (16 people, 29.63%)
- Protonix (16 people, 29.63%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- 2 nights i have taken mirtazapine & loratadine and i have had restless legs for 2 hours during the night. i also don't want to put on weight (1 answer)
I am on a trial taking 10 mg of MIRTAZAPINE for Insomnia, which I have suffered from for many years. I wake every 20-40 minutes all through the night when I do finally go off to sleep. I am also taking LORATADINE to try and help the thick saliva I get in my throat. I have to spit out saliva after drinking. I often feel like I have a lump in my throat of phlegm (but it isn't). My mouth also feel slimy at intervals during the day and night. I have changed my toothpaste to see if that helps. I have only taken these tablets for 2 nights and I already have had restless legs for 2 hours both nights.
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is it safe to take suboxone with remeron because I am having a panic attack
- Does mirtazapine cause dehydration? (1 answer)
Dehydrated lately. Urine is very concentrated showing dehydration. Wondering if the drug in question is the cause.
- What can i do to help my wife who is on ambien and sometimes has horrible restless leg syndrome?
She will take her meds like a hour and a half before actually going to sleep. The Zambian that is and sometimes she has uncontrolled restless leg syndrome. She has to move them a certain way and everything. This last time it lasted a hour and a half. I was just wondering if there is anything I could do to belp.?
- Has abilify affected your ability to make good decisions?
My husband and I are 73. We had a paid off home and money in the bank until the past 3 years. We have made some terrible decisions and now we are practically penniless. We couldn't understand why we had made such bad decisions and let someone talk us into losing our money. We have also been on Abilify about the same amoount of time and I noticed that the commercials say a side affect can be lack of judgement or something to that effect. Has anyone else had this happen?
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