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Review: could Sinemet cause Restless leg syndrome?

We study 10,431 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 (latest outcomes from 11,036 users) has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease.

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 68,696 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 10,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Sinemet. Among them, 72 people (0.69%) have Restless Leg Syndrome. They amount to 0.10% of all the 68,659 people who have Restless Leg Syndrome on eHealthMe.

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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