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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Sinemet, and have Parkinson's disease . We study 14,742 people who have side effects while taking Requip from FDA. Among them, 46 have Lewy body dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Lewy body dementia and more.

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Requip

Requip has active ingredients of ropinirole hydrochloride. It is often used in restless leg syndrome. (latest outcomes from Requip 15,626 users)

Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia (a nerve cell protein induced a loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 18,317 Lewy body dementia patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

14,742 people reported to have side effects when taking Requip.
Among them, 46 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: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 44.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

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, 71.74%)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (3 people, 6.52%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (2 people, 4.35%)
  • Atherosclerosis (2 people, 4.35%)
  • Agitation (2 people, 4.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Sinemet (12 people, 26.09%)
  • Stalevo 100 (6 people, 13.04%)
  • Xanax (5 people, 10.87%)
  • Plavix (4 people, 8.70%)
  • Azilect (4 people, 8.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hallucinations (13 people, 28.26%)
  • Aggression (12 people, 26.09%)
  • Confusional State (10 people, 21.74%)
  • Fall (8 people, 17.39%)
  • Abnormal Behavior (8 people, 17.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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