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 10,444 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 17,478 Restless leg syndrome patients)
On Feb, 20, 2015: 10,444 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Toviaz, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Aspirin, Carbidopa And Levodopa for a 67-year old woman with Bladder Discomfort, Thyrogen, Knee Pain, Parkinson's Disease. The patient has Nose Bleeds
- A study of side effects of Chantix for a 39-year old woman with Smoking Cessation. The patient has Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)
- A study of drug interactions between Paxil, Lamictal for a 34-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Restless Legs Syndrome, Migraine, Sour Stomavh, Dry Mouth, Nausea
- A study of side effects of Carbidopa And Levodopa for a 74-year old woman with Parkinson's Disease. The patient has Purpura (purplish discoloration of the skin)
- A study of side effects of Copaxone for a 26-year old woman with Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis. The patient has Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)
Recent Sinemet related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Carbidopa And Levodopa, Amantadine Hydrochloride, Azilect, Neupro for a 61-year old woman who has Parkinsonian Gait
- Comparions of Carbidopa And Levodopa, Mirapex for a 55-year old woman who has Parkinson's Disease
- Comparions of Entacapone, Azilect, Mirapex, Carbidopa And Levodopa for a 68-year old man who has Parkinsons
- Comparions of Augmentin '875', Sinemet for a 66-year old man who has Abscess
- Comparions of Zorvolex, Tamsulosin, Carbidopa And Levodopa, Proscar, Zocor for a 76-year old man who has Colesterol
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.
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