Gabapentin and Back pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Back pain is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 2,714 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,182 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 173,423 Back pain patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,714 people (3.24%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Back pain?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 51.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.02 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.61 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.2 %
  • 10+ years: 2.41 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 66.77 %
  • male: 33.23 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.69 %
  • 20-29: 1.39 %
  • 30-39: 7.91 %
  • 40-49: 16.42 %
  • 50-59: 30.85 %
  • 60+: 42.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (424 people, 15.62%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (280 people, 10.32%)
  • High Blood Pressure (217 people, 8.00%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (206 people, 7.59%)
  • Depression (193 people, 7.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (537 people, 19.79%)
  • Aredia (357 people, 13.15%)
  • Neurontin (345 people, 12.71%)
  • Oxycontin (340 people, 12.53%)
  • Ambien (325 people, 11.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (961 people, 35.41%)
  • Pain In Extremity (732 people, 26.97%)
  • Weakness (730 people, 26.90%)
  • Joint Pain (720 people, 26.53%)
  • Fatigue (709 people, 26.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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