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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 140 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 neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 39,609 Gabapentin users)

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from 2,978 Vitamin b12 users)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 140 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 effective60.00%
(3 of 5 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
Taste LossStevens-johnson SyndromeDepressionGastroparesisWhite Blood Cells Urine PositiveSpinal StenosisJoint PainFall
Joint PainWeight DecreasedFatigueHigh Blood SugarGastroparesisStrokeSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsCondition Aggravated
Fatigue - ChronicGerdHair LossInsomniaSyncopeArthritisIntractable PainDyspnoea
Neuropathy - Sciatic NerveRoad Traffic AccidentStress And AnxietyHeartbeat SensationsRaynaud's PhenomenonGouty ArthritisSwelling Of A JointPneumonia
Pain - BackMuscle TightnessPalpitationsBack PainHypothyroidismDiuretic EffectChronic PainPain
Peripheral NeuropathyPanic AttackCognitive DeteriorationAnxiety PostoperativePruritus GeneralisedNumbness And TinglingNeuropathic PainAnxiety
Sweating FeverComplex Partial SeizuresIrritabilityChronic PainAccidental OverdoseButtock PainEczema EyelidsFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Gabapentin is effective42.11%
(16 of 38 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)
4.44%
(2 of 45 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 PainFemoroacetabular ImpingementDrug MaladministrationAnaemiaDyspnoea
VomitingJoint StiffnessHypothyroidismBurning Sensation NosGait Abnormal
FeverMusculoskeletal DiscomfortHyperkalaemiaPain NosDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Sweating IncreasedInsomniaCondition AggravatedLacrimation IncreasedAnxiety
Malformation VenousSwelling FaceRheumatoid ArthritisHerpes Zoster
Raynaud's PhenomenonHypersensitivity NosDysuriaDrug Dependence

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Can gabapentin be taken with theanine? (1 answer)
    Our adult son is 34 and his medical doctor is using Gabapentin for behaviors and anxiety. We (my husband and I) use Theanine for anxiety for ourselves. Our son is showing signs of anxiety and he is nonverbal. His behaviors go up when he is anxious and he also stops eating. We want to use the theanine with the gabapentin but his medical Dr. thinks its bologny. We certainly dont want to give him the theanine if there is an interaction with the gabapentin. We have talked with our pharmacist and he doesnt see that there could be a problem Our sons dr. had never even heard of "Theanine". Anyone have the answer to combining the two?
  • Is it safe to take biotin and humira to gether?
    I would like to add biotin to my daily med. schedule. I want to make sure there are no interactions
  • What are interactions of gabapentin and statins (1 answer)
    I would like to know if there are any known interactions between gabapentin and a statin drug.
  • Anyone else loss of balance or falling down, just got 2nd loading dose?
    Taking levequin, vitamin b12, cipro and Flagel.

    Ty for help but Im really nervous about loss of balance and mental confusion.

    Please Advise.
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    The patient is a 28 year old female who has been involved in a horrific car accident back in February 7th 2014. She had bilateral femural fracture along with fractured right tibia and fibula in addition to right humerus. However, to make it short, after treatment, the outcome was not acceptable with various complications. The patient is scheduled for another surgery, however, her CBC shows neutropenia (3.4).

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