Review: could Gabapentin cause Back Pain?


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 51,423 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,848 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 pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 83,493 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 168,159 Back pain patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

51,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,848 people (3.59%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Back pain?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 39.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.46 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.05 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 64.42 %
  • male: 35.58 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.46 %
  • 20-29: 1.58 %
  • 30-39: 8.97 %
  • 40-49: 18.07 %
  • 50-59: 31.0 %
  • 60+: 39.84 %

Severity if Back Pain when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 8.7 %
  • moderate: 21.74 %
  • severe: 56.52 %
  • most severe: 13.04 %

How people recovered from Back Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 13.33 %
  • not yet: 86.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (253 people, 13.69%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (146 people, 7.90%)
  • Depression (144 people, 7.79%)
  • Hypertension (133 people, 7.20%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (119 people, 6.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (510 people, 27.60%)
  • Aredia (351 people, 18.99%)
  • Neurontin (312 people, 16.88%)
  • Oxycontin (307 people, 16.61%)
  • Dexamethasone (292 people, 15.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (784 people, 42.42%)
  • Anxiety (596 people, 32.25%)
  • Arthralgia (531 people, 28.73%)
  • Pain In Extremity (521 people, 28.19%)
  • Fatigue (478 people, 25.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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