Review: could Gabapentin cause Asthma?


Summary

Asthma is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Albuterol, and have Asthma . We study 51,421 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 395 have Asthma. Find out below who they are, when they have Asthma and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 83,499 users)

Asthma

Asthma has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, nausea, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 119,815 Asthma patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

51,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 395 people (0.77%) have Asthma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Asthma?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Asthma *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Asthma when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 70.88 %
  • male: 29.12 %

Age of people who have Asthma when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.64 %
  • 10-19: 0.64 %
  • 20-29: 1.93 %
  • 30-39: 9.65 %
  • 40-49: 18.33 %
  • 50-59: 33.12 %
  • 60+: 35.69 %

Severity if Asthma when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 42.86 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 14.29 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Asthma **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 40 %
  • not yet: 60 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (68 people, 17.22%)
  • Pain (47 people, 11.90%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (34 people, 8.61%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (31 people, 7.85%)
  • Depression (27 people, 6.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (87 people, 22.03%)
  • Zometa (85 people, 21.52%)
  • Aspirin (83 people, 21.01%)
  • Singulair (65 people, 16.46%)
  • Cymbalta (59 people, 14.94%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (124 people, 31.39%)
  • Pain (119 people, 30.13%)
  • Anxiety (98 people, 24.81%)
  • Depression (91 people, 23.04%)
  • Back Pain (88 people, 22.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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