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Review: could Trileptal cause Restless leg syndrome?

Summary: Restless leg syndrome is found among people who take Trileptal, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Ativan, and have Depression.

We study 11,177 people who have side effects while taking Trileptal from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

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Trileptal

Trileptal has active ingredients of oxcarbazepine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 11,895 Trileptal 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 Jan, 31, 2015: 11,172 people reported to have side effects when taking Trileptal. Among them, 34 people (0.30%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.

Trend of Restless leg syndrome in Trileptal reports

Time on Trileptal when people have Restless leg syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

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

FemaleMale
Restless leg syndrome93.75%6.25%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%7.69%0.00%7.69%46.15%7.69%30.77%

Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Trileptal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless leg syndrome20.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless leg syndrome0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (20 people, 58.82%)
  2. Arthritis (19 people, 55.88%)
  3. Sleep disorder (18 people, 52.94%)
  4. Muscle spasms (18 people, 52.94%)
  5. Hypercalcaemia (18 people, 52.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (22 people, 64.71%)
  2. Celebrex (19 people, 55.88%)
  3. Cymbalta (19 people, 55.88%)
  4. Lexapro (19 people, 55.88%)
  5. Ibuprofen (19 people, 55.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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