Review: taking Xanax and Gabapentin together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Xanax and Gabapentin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Xanax and Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,542 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,024 users)

Gabapentin

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

On Jul, 27, 2016

6,542 people who take Xanax, Gabapentin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Xanax and Gabapentin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 34.0% - (8 of 23 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 52.0% - (18 of 34 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 45.0% - (10 of 22 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 52.0% - (23 of 44 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 52.0% - (22 of 42 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 72.0% - (44 of 61 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (25 of 50 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
Gabapentin:
  • < 1 month: 19.0% - (10 of 51 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.0% - (9 of 49 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.0% - (3 of 23 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.0% - (9 of 41 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.0% - (15 of 51 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 46.0% - (14 of 30 people)
  • 10+ years: 45.0% - (5 of 11 people)
  • not specified: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Xanax:
  • female: 55.0% - (121 of 220 people)
  • male: 53.0% - (31 of 58 people)
Gabapentin:
  • female: 26.0% - (52 of 200 people)
  • male: 25.0% - (15 of 59 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Xanax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 53.0% - (16 of 30 people)
  • 30-39: 49.0% - (26 of 53 people)
  • 40-49: 59.0% - (48 of 81 people)
  • 50-59: 55.0% - (36 of 65 people)
  • 60+: 53.0% - (25 of 47 people)
Gabapentin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 23.0% - (7 of 30 people)
  • 30-39: 25.0% - (12 of 47 people)
  • 40-49: 31.0% - (24 of 77 people)
  • 50-59: 25.0% - (16 of 63 people)
  • 60+: 20.0% - (8 of 40 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • anaemia
  • dehydration
  • feeling abnormal
  • vomiting
  • somnolence
  • pain
  • hyperkalaemia
1 - 6 months:
  • asthenia
  • hypotension
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • confusional state
  • renal failure
  • atrioventricular block second degree
  • depression
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • cytolytic hepatitis
6 - 12 months:
  • drug ineffective
  • depression
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • dehydration
  • dizziness
  • feeling abnormal
  • mental disorder
  • pain
1 - 2 years:
  • pain
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • hypertension
  • syncope
  • back pain
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • pain
  • convulsion
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • vomiting
  • anxiety
  • suicide attempt
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • pancreatitis
  • suicidal ideation
5 - 10 years:
  • depression
  • arthritis
  • chronic pain
  • crepitus
  • ptsd
  • shoulder pain
  • spinal stenosis
  • total hip replacement
10+ years:
  • drug ineffective
  • alopecia
  • headache
  • paraesthesia
  • weight loss
  • arterial occlusive disease
  • back injury
  • back pain
  • chronic pain
  • diabetes mellitus
not specified:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • arthralgia
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • depression
  • back pain
  • arthralgia
  • fall
  • dyspnoea
  • pain in extremity
  • headache
male:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • insomnia
  • headache
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • chest pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • blood glucose increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • breast cancer
  • fear
  • food craving
  • heart rate increased
2-9:
  • febrile bone marrow aplasia
  • mucosal inflammation
  • benign intracranial hypertension
  • convulsion
  • headache
  • hyponatraemia
10-19:
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • gallbladder disorder
  • pain
  • pancreatitis
  • sphincter of oddi dysfunction
  • depression
  • completed suicide
  • convulsion
  • intentional self-injury
  • aggression
20-29:
  • completed suicide
  • oedema peripheral
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • insomnia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • suicidal ideation
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • headache
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • asthenia
  • insomnia
40-49:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • nausea
  • chest pain
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • back pain
  • pain in extremity
  • fall
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • arthralgia
  • nausea
  • depression
  • back pain
  • hypoaesthesia
  • pain in extremity
  • pyrexia
  • dyspnoea
60+:
  • pain
  • fall
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • back pain
  • drug ineffective
  • anaemia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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