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Gabapentin vs Baclofen, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 69

This is personalized comparison of Gabapentin vs Baclofen for a female aged 69. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,343 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Baclofen (latest outcomes from 21,120 users) has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms.

On May, 16, 2014: 8,174 female patients aged 65 who take the same drugs are studied in Gabapentin vs Baclofen

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female65Undefined

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Gabapentin gabapentinApotex Inc
Baclofen baclofenTeva

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 65 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Gabapentin (Apotex Inc)Baclofen (Teva)
Swelling Of Feet And Legs

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Gabapentin (Apotex Inc)Baclofen (Teva)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fall
FallAsthenia (weakness)
PainPain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Urinary Tract Infection
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessMultiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)
VomitingCondition Aggravated
DiarrhoeaMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Gabapentin (Apotex Inc)Baclofen (Teva)
Drug IneffectiveRespiratory Disorder (respiratory disease)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Parotid Swelling
PainMultiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Dizziness
Breast PainHallucinations, Mixed (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind -mixed)
DizzinessVision Blurred
Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)Plantar Fasciitis (painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia)
Memory ImpairmentFasting
FallMuscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles)
Chest PainHyperreflexia (overactive or over responsive reflexes)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Gabapentin2.15%36.50%31.29%22.39%7.67%
Baclofen12.90%41.94%24.19%14.52%6.45%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat pain. Baclofen (baclofen) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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