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Review: taking Gabapentin and Vitamin B12 together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Gabapentin and Vitamin B12 together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gabapentin and Vitamin B12. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 139 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,568 Gabapentin users)

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from 2,965 Vitamin b12 users)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 139 people who take Gabapentin, Vitamin B12 are studied

Gabapentin, Vitamin B12 outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
- Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Gabapentin is effective75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
28.57%
(4 of 14 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a
Vitamin B12 is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsFatigueAbnormal Weight GainMigraineNeuropathyHigh Blood PressureFatigue - ChronicDrug Ineffective
Swelling Of A JointBone And Joint PainVision BlurredHigh Blood PressurePain - MusclesVitamin B12 DecreasedFeverNausea
Intractable PainBack PainCystitis-like SymptomMenopausal SymptomsExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessNeuropathySweating FeverAsthenia
Joint PainStevens-johnson SyndromeDepressionGastroparesisGastroparesisSpinal StenosisJoint PainFall
FeverWeight DecreasedFatigueHigh Blood SugarWhite Blood Cells Urine PositiveStrokeSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsCondition Aggravated
Neuropathy - Sciatic NerveGerdHair LossInsomniaSyncopeArthritisIntractable PainDyspnoea
Pain - BackRoad Traffic AccidentStress And AnxietyHeartbeat SensationsRaynaud's PhenomenonGouty ArthritisSwelling Of A JointPneumonia
Peripheral NeuropathyMuscle TightnessPalpitationsBack PainHypothyroidismDiuretic EffectChronic PainPain
Sweating FeverPanic AttackCognitive DeteriorationAnxiety PostoperativePruritus GeneralisedNumbness And TinglingNeuropathic PainAnxiety
Fatigue - ChronicComplex Partial SeizuresIrritabilityChronic PainAccidental OverdoseButtock PainEczema EyelidsFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Gabapentin is effective43.24%
(16 of 37 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
Vitamin B12 is effective35.71%
(10 of 28 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Drug IneffectiveFatigue
FallDrug Ineffective
Condition AggravatedDyspnoea
NauseaAsthenia
AstheniaHearing Impaired
PainBlood Pressure Increased
MyalgiaLung Neoplasm Malignant
AnxietyInsomnia
Herpes ZosterPhotopsia
Plantar FasciitisWaldenstrom's Macroglobulinaemia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gabapentin is effectiven/an/an/a14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
4.55%
(2 of 44 people)
9.52%
(2 of 21 people)
14.58%
(7 of 48 people)
13.89%
(5 of 36 people)
Vitamin B12 is effectiven/an/an/an/a5.26%
(2 of 38 people)
18.18%
(4 of 22 people)
6.25%
(2 of 32 people)
11.76%
(4 of 34 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aNausea And VomitingCystitis-like SymptomPneumonia NosBack PainDrug Ineffective
Weight GainEndometriosisPruritusMyalgiaAsthenia
Yeast Infection - VaginaFatigueInjection Site PainNauseaFall
Vision BlurredAbnormal Weight GainErythemaNeuralgia NosNausea
Stomach PainMalformation VenousDrug MaladministrationAnaemiaDyspnoea
VomitingFemoroacetabular ImpingementHypothyroidismBurning Sensation NosGait Abnormal
FeverJoint StiffnessHyperkalaemiaPain NosDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Sweating IncreasedMusculoskeletal DiscomfortCondition AggravatedLacrimation IncreasedAnxiety
Raynaud's PhenomenonSwelling FaceRheumatoid ArthritisHerpes Zoster
HypothyroidismHypersensitivity NosDysuriaDrug Dependence

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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