Requip and Lewy body dementia - from FDA reports


Summary

Lewy body dementia is found among people who take Requip, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Sinemet, and have Parkinson's disease. This review analyzes which people have Lewy body dementia with Requip. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 15,474 people who have side effects when taking Requip from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 23, 2017

15,474 people reported to have side effects when taking Requip.
Among them, 48 people (0.31%) have Lewy Body Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Requip cause Lewy body dementia?

Time on Requip when people have Lewy Body Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 10 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lewy Body Dementia when taking Requip *:

  • female: 31.91 %
  • male: 68.09 %

Age of people who have Lewy Body Dementia when taking Requip *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 5.41 %
  • 60+: 94.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Parkinson's Disease (33 people, 68.75%)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (3 people, 6.25%)
  • Narcolepsy (3 people, 6.25%)
  • Cataplexy (3 people, 6.25%)
  • Agitation (2 people, 4.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Sinemet (12 people, 25.00%)
  • Xanax (6 people, 12.50%)
  • Stalevo 100 (6 people, 12.50%)
  • Plavix (5 people, 10.42%)
  • Exelon (4 people, 8.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hallucinations (13 people, 27.08%)
  • Aggression (12 people, 25.00%)
  • Confusional State (11 people, 22.92%)
  • Personality Change (8 people, 16.67%)
  • Depression (8 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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