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Review: Baclofen and Gabapentin





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Baclofen and Gabapentin together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Baclofen and Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,306 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 21,180 users)

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 4,306 people who take Baclofen, Gabapentin are studied

Baclofen, Gabapentin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Baclofen (baclofen)
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Baclofen is effective15.38%
(2 of 13 people)
11.11%
(2 of 18 people)
12.50%
(2 of 16 people)
28.57%
(8 of 28 people)
28.57%
(10 of 35 people)
40.00%
(8 of 20 people)
53.33%
(8 of 15 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Gabapentin is effective30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
7.41%
(2 of 27 people)
7.69%
(1 of 13 people)
27.78%
(5 of 18 people)
24.24%
(8 of 33 people)
31.03%
(9 of 29 people)
43.75%
(7 of 16 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DizzinessFatigueChest PainConvulsionPainPneumoniaDizzinessFall
PneumoniaDizzinessFatigueErythemaDepressionDepressionHair LossNausea
SomnolenceHypertensionDepressionTongue DiscolourationNauseaHypoxiaDrug DependencePain
Confusional StateHaemarthrosisMyocardial InfarctionTooth DecalcificationPneumoniaChest PainEczema EyelidsFatigue
Acute Respiratory Distress SyndromeConfusional StatePainTooth DiscolourationAnxietyDiarrhoeaKidney CrystallisationHeadache
Vena Cava ThrombosisEncephalopathyBreast CancerSkin FissuresMultiple SclerosisRed Blood Cell Count DecreasedInfection - KidneyDepression
Anoxic EncephalopathyDisorientationInsomniaHyperaesthesiaWeight DecreasedConstipationDepressionDyspnoea
Pulmonary EmbolismLethargyTremorDrug IneffectiveDiarrhoeaBreast CancerSwelling FaceMuscle Spasms
Clostridium Difficile ColitisToxic Induced EncephalopathyAnaemiaFatigueInsomniaSuicide AttemptShort-term Memory LossAsthenia
Gait DisturbanceInsomniaDizzinessFeeling AbnormalCondition AggravatedOverdoseConstipationMultiple Sclerosis Relapse

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Baclofen is effective25.71%
(27 of 105 people)
30.23%
(13 of 43 people)
Gabapentin is effective24.04%
(25 of 104 people)
24.44%
(11 of 45 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FallPain
NauseaDepression
FatigueFall
HeadacheNausea
PainFatigue
Multiple Sclerosis RelapseAnxiety
Urinary Tract InfectionPain In Extremity
DyspnoeaMuscle Spasms
Multiple SclerosisDizziness
AstheniaPyrexia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Baclofen is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
25.53%
(12 of 47 people)
9.76%
(8 of 82 people)
16.47%
(14 of 85 people)
11.11%
(4 of 36 people)
Gabapentin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 9 people)
15.09%
(8 of 53 people)
17.72%
(14 of 79 people)
10.34%
(9 of 87 people)
13.51%
(5 of 37 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aVomitingRetchingMultiple SclerosisDepressionNauseaFallFall
AstheniaSalivary HypersecretionMultiple Sclerosis RelapseFatiguePainPainFatigue
NauseaNauseaDepressionHypoaesthesiaFatigueNauseaPain
Multiple SclerosisBradycardiaMuscle SpasmsMultiple Sclerosis RelapseHeadacheDepressionNausea
Urinary Tract InfectionConstipationPainHeadacheFallArthralgiaUrinary Tract Infection
Condition AggravatedAstheniaDyspnoeaMuscle SpasmsDepressionDyspnoeaHeadache
Pain In ExtremityRespiratory DepressionInsomniaMultiple SclerosisMultiple Sclerosis RelapseAnxietyDizziness
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedCondition AggravatedNauseaPain In ExtremityDyspnoeaDiarrhoeaAsthenia
Blood Bilirubin IncreasedHypothermiaContusionPyrexiaVomitingMultiple Sclerosis RelapseGait Disturbance
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedCompleted SuicideCondition AggravatedDyspnoeaPyrexiaUrinary Tract InfectionOedema Peripheral

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • No yet taken any drugs to remedy

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  • I just had surgery on my left calf 11/03/14 and the infection disease center called today and said I had NOCARDIA growth.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Start to feel light headed, pressure in head. My tongue began to spasm. Moving backward and forward and side to side. Would last about 45 sec. And stop. During this time was unable to speak. This happened 7 times within a 20 min period. After each episode would have a few minutes of calm before it would begin again. This happened on the first day of upping my neurotic dose.

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On eHealthMe, Baclofen (baclofen) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. 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.

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