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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 10,437 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

Sinemet has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease. (latest outcomes from Sinemet 11,044 users)

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Restless leg syndrome 16,008 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 10,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 72 people (0.69%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.

Trend of Restless leg syndrome in Sinemet reports

Time on Sinemet when people have Restless leg syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless leg syndrome16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%16.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Sinemet * :

FemaleMale
Restless leg syndrome54.22%45.78%

Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Sinemet * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.72%5.17%41.38%51.72%

Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Sinemet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (33 people, 45.83%)
  2. Restless legs syndrome (33 people, 45.83%)
  3. Sleep disorder (20 people, 27.78%)
  4. Depression (16 people, 22.22%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (15 people, 20.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Requip (41 people, 56.94%)
  2. Seroquel (31 people, 43.06%)
  3. Depakote (20 people, 27.78%)
  4. Lipitor (19 people, 26.39%)
  5. Mirapex (18 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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