Review: could Sinemet cause Restless leg syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 4.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,367 people who take Sinemet. Among them, 64 have Restless leg syndrome. See who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
For patients like me, how are my drugs? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. We use data reported since 1977 till to date. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now >>>
Sinemet (latest outcomes from 11,017 users) has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome. Commonly reported side effects of Sinemet include fall, weakness, parkinson's disease, fatigue, parkinson's disease aggravated.
Restless leg syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 66,393 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 10,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 64 people (0.63%) 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||51.90%||48.10% |
Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Sinemet * :
|Restless leg syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.79%||5.36%||42.86%||50.00% |
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 * :
- Restless legs syndrome (33 people, 51.56%)
- Parkinson's disease (31 people, 48.44%)
- Sleep disorder (20 people, 31.25%)
- Depression (16 people, 25.00%)
- Bipolar disorder (15 people, 23.44%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Requip (41 people, 64.06%)
- Seroquel (31 people, 48.44%)
- Depakote (20 people, 31.25%)
- Lipitor (19 people, 29.69%)
- Mirapex (18 people, 28.12%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related topic: Sinemet, Restless leg syndrome
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Sinemet (carbidopa; levodopa) is often used for parkinson's disease. Find out below the conditions Sinemet is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Sinemet used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Browse Sinemet side effects from A to Z:
Browse Sinemet drug interactions with drugs from A to Z:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Comments from related studies:
From this study (15 hours ago):
have not been off of any drugs yet; suspect amantadine
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- I have tried several meds for my rls. first i tried mirapex , then gabapentin and now on sinemet
Have tried ropiranole type drugs, Mirapex, went to gabapentin, now on Sinemet Cr. Feeling depressed, gaining weight, and not getting relief thru the night. Take trazodone to finally get sleep. Worried about side effects of Sinemet CR 25/100 need to take 2 or 3 at night to get relief. Also taking ...
- Has anyone have restless syndrom after taking keppra
I was diagnosed with restless leg syndrome after taking keppra. My condition is serve, luckily I was in the hospital when I had my episode. I was on camera for observation of partial seizure when this happened on my second day in the hospital. Has one had a severely bad episode. I became hysterical ...
- Any success in treating symptoms of pmdd with wild yam root
Hi All. A little over a year and a half ago, I was dx with Pre Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)and was prescribed YASMIN (YAZ) to treat the severe mood changes and suicidal thoughts I was getting 2 weeks out of every 4. The YASMIN worked brilliantly for 9 months and all the PMDD symptoms vanished ...
More questions for: Sinemet, Restless leg syndrome
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Mother recovered significantly from confusion
My very independent, active mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's (long over due, she did not have the common tremor but instead had issues with her gait).
She was already on Wellbutrin and Prozac because they thought her shuffling was muscle weakness due to inactivity caused by depression. Once p ...
More reviews for: Sinemet, Restless leg syndrome
Related drug studies for: Sinemet, Restless leg syndrome
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.