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Review: could Gabapentin cause Acne?

Summary: Acne could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Vitamin b-12, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 36,656 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 50 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 36,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 55 people (0.15%) have Acne. They amount to 0.09% of all the 61,800 people who have Acne on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne28.57%28.57%14.29%14.29%14.29%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%2.04%12.24%2.04%16.33%42.86%24.49%

Severity of Acne when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne16.67%33.33%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (10 people, 18.18%)
  2. Pain (9 people, 16.36%)
  3. Depression (5 people, 9.09%)
  4. Osteoporosis (5 people, 9.09%)
  5. Hypertension (4 people, 7.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin b-12 (19 people, 34.55%)
  2. Ambien (18 people, 32.73%)
  3. Zometa (18 people, 32.73%)
  4. Nexium (17 people, 30.91%)
  5. Simvastatin (17 people, 30.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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