Who have Sudden death with Lyrica - from FDA reports


Sudden death is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 161,452 people who have side effects when taking Lyrica from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 12, 2018

161,452 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 2,604 people (1.61%) have Sudden death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Sudden death?

Time on Lyrica when people have Sudden death *:

  • < 1 month: 53.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.58 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sudden death when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 52.66 %
  • male: 47.34 %

Age of people who have Sudden death when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.02 %
  • 20-29: 1.5 %
  • 30-39: 4.55 %
  • 40-49: 9.71 %
  • 50-59: 16.9 %
  • 60+: 66.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 181 people, 6.95%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 106 people, 4.07%
  3. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 100 people, 3.84%
  4. Diabetes: 66 people, 2.53%
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 63 people, 2.42%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix: 162 people, 6.22%
  2. Nexium: 153 people, 5.88%
  3. Cymbalta: 147 people, 5.65%
  4. Revlimid: 140 people, 5.38%
  5. Oxycontin: 130 people, 4.99%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Breathing Difficulty: 172 people, 6.61%
  2. Weakness: 146 people, 5.61%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 127 people, 4.88%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 115 people, 4.42%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 113 people, 4.34%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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