Review: could Sinemet cause Restless leg syndrome?
Summary: Restless leg syndrome is found among people who take Sinemet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Requip, and have Parkinson's disease.
We study 10,440 people who have side effects while taking Sinemet from FDA and social media. Among them, 72 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.
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Sinemet has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease. (latest outcomes from 11,051 Sinemet users)
Restless leg syndrome
Restless Leg 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 Leg Syndrome patients)
On Jan, 10, 2015: 10,440 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 72 people (0.69%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.
Time on Sinemet when people have Restless leg syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless leg syndrome||16.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||66.67%||16.67%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Sinemet * :
|Restless leg syndrome||54.22%||45.78% |
Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Sinemet * :
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.72%||5.17%||41.38%||51.72% |
Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Sinemet ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Parkinson's disease (33 people, 45.83%)
- Restless legs syndrome (33 people, 45.83%)
- Sleep disorder (20 people, 27.78%)
- Depression (16 people, 22.22%)
- Bipolar disorder (15 people, 20.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Requip (41 people, 56.94%)
- Seroquel (31 people, 43.06%)
- Depakote (20 people, 27.78%)
- Lipitor (19 people, 26.39%)
- Mirapex (18 people, 25.00%)
* 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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Parkinson appeared to my mother after few time since 1st. Injection of Prolia, 2 years ago had the 2d. These are the patologies she has, and the drugs she takes:
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- 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?
- My sister has a past addiction to morphine. is solonpas addictive?
I take of my baby sister, because in 2010 she tried to take her life with drugs, alcohol and. Cocaine. She complains of pain in her lower back, due to an injury in 1998, which led to surgery, which led to her addictiction to Morphine. She was diagnosed with Arthritis in her back where she had surgery. She's not allowed anything stronger than an extra strength Tylenol, Alleve and Advil.
My question would be "Is Solonpas comparable to the OTC pain meds and is it addictive?"
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My restless legs have been an issue since 2002. I have had stages of getting a maximum of 20 minute blocks of sleep then awake for an hour or two all night. Unable to work from 2007 until I started sifrol in 2009. It was working well until about 3 years ago. I am gradually declining again and am scared it will return as severe as before. I had a heart attack in 2006 which I believe was a result of rls. No medical condition was found to have caused my myocardial infarction..I now also feel the restless sensation in my stomach and chest..
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