Gabapentin and Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 101,543 people who have side effects when taking Gabapentin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 21, 2017

101,543 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,267 people (2.23%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Constipation?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 34.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.91 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.91 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 62.92 %
  • male: 37.08 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.82 %
  • 20-29: 1.87 %
  • 30-39: 7.7 %
  • 40-49: 12.02 %
  • 50-59: 28.0 %
  • 60+: 49.24 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (215 people, 9.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (137 people, 6.04%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (115 people, 5.07%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (106 people, 4.68%)
  • Diabetes (91 people, 4.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (359 people, 15.84%)
  • Neurontin (262 people, 11.56%)
  • Lyrica (249 people, 10.98%)
  • Ambien (220 people, 9.70%)
  • Percocet (217 people, 9.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (621 people, 27.39%)
  • Fatigue (590 people, 26.03%)
  • Diarrhea (536 people, 23.64%)
  • Weakness (514 people, 22.67%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (406 people, 17.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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