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 37,077 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,514 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 38,649 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, chest pain (latest reports from 102,709 Back pain patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

37,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,514 people (4.08%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Back pain?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 58.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.31 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.59 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 63.89 %
  • male: 36.11 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.24 %
  • 20-29: 1.26 %
  • 30-39: 9.58 %
  • 40-49: 17.66 %
  • 50-59: 32.1 %
  • 60+: 39.17 %

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 (167 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (107 people)
  • Depression (95 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (90 people)
  • Osteoporosis (80 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (465 people)
  • Aredia (322 people)
  • Neurontin (292 people)
  • Oxycontin (282 people)
  • Dexamethasone (259 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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