Review: taking Buspar and Gabapentin together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Buspar and Gabapentin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Buspar and Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,399 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Buspar

Buspar has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Buspar 11,006 users)

Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 38,780 users)

On Jul, 24, 2016

1,399 people who take Buspar, Gabapentin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Buspar and Gabapentin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Buspar:
  • < 1 month: 14.0% - (2 of 14 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.0% - (8 of 28 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 35.0% - (7 of 20 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
  • 10+ years: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Gabapentin:
  • < 1 month: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.0% - (6 of 19 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 45.0% - (11 of 24 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.0% - (5 of 15 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 45.0% - (9 of 20 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Buspar:
  • female: 34.0% - (24 of 70 people)
  • male: 26.0% - (6 of 23 people)
Gabapentin:
  • female: 43.0% - (32 of 73 people)
  • male: 30.0% - (7 of 23 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Buspar:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 20-29: 33.0% - (3 of 9 people)
  • 30-39: 19.0% - (6 of 31 people)
  • 40-49: 33.0% - (8 of 24 people)
  • 50-59: 47.0% - (9 of 19 people)
  • 60+: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
Gabapentin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 20-29: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 30-39: 52.0% - (18 of 34 people)
  • 40-49: 37.0% - (9 of 24 people)
  • 50-59: 40.0% - (9 of 22 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • decubitus ulcer
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • depression
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • completed suicide
1 - 6 months:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • completed suicide
  • cardiac arrest
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • headache
  • nervous system disorder
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • acrochordon
6 - 12 months:
  • brain neoplasm
  • convulsion
  • ependymoma
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • fatigue
  • nervous system disorder
  • anxiety
  • cognitive disorder
  • conversion disorder
  • feeling hot
1 - 2 years:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • completed suicide
  • dyspepsia
  • abdominal discomfort
  • acid reflux
  • allergy to animal
  • allergy to chemicals
  • allergy to plants
  • back pain - low
2 - 5 years:
  • abdominal discomfort
  • abscess
  • adverse event
  • ankle fracture
  • cellulitis
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • femur fracture
  • fistula
  • impaired healing
  • injection site pain
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety disorder
  • avulsion fracture
  • chest pain
  • chronic depression
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • fibromyalgia
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • hallucination, auditory
  • infection - kidney
10+ years:
  • acid reflux
  • allergy to animal
  • allergy to chemicals
  • allergy to plants
  • anxiety
  • back pain - low
  • eczema
  • genital pain
  • high blood pressure
  • itching
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • headache
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • diabetes mellitus
  • chest pain
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • suicidal ideation

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pain
  • headache
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • suicidal ideation
  • dyspnoea
male:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • chest pain
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • completed suicide
  • headache
  • drug ineffective
  • diabetes mellitus
  • nausea
  • fatigue

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • breast cancer
  • fear
  • food craving
  • hyperglycaemia
  • injury
  • major depression
10-19:
  • pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • gallbladder disorder
  • pancreatitis
  • sphincter of oddi dysfunction
  • anxiety
  • appetite increased
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • completed suicide
  • convulsion
20-29:
  • dyspnoea
  • chest discomfort
  • abdominal pain
  • back pain
  • palpitations
  • asthenia
  • dysuria
  • confusional state
  • suicidal ideation
  • diabetes mellitus
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • cellulitis
  • weight decreased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • respiratory failure
  • asthenia
  • muscle spasms
  • pyrexia
40-49:
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • headache
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • drug ineffective
  • weight increased
  • suicidal ideation
  • insomnia
50-59:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • chest pain
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • pain
  • bronchitis
  • pneumonia
60+:
  • myocardial infarction
  • fall
  • hypertension
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • insomnia
  • acute myocardial infarction

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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