Could Gabapentin cause 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 Pain . We study 51,485 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 1,261 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,040 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

51,485 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,261 people (2.45%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Constipation?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 20.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.24 %
  • 10+ years: 0.95 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 63.78 %
  • male: 36.22 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.86 %
  • 20-29: 1.73 %
  • 30-39: 10.27 %
  • 40-49: 12.48 %
  • 50-59: 33.21 %
  • 60+: 41.07 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 58.33 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (330 people, 26.17%)
  • Neurontin (230 people, 18.24%)
  • Aspirin (199 people, 15.78%)
  • Lyrica (192 people, 15.23%)
  • Ambien (182 people, 14.43%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (196 people, 15.54%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (105 people, 8.33%)
  • Depression (99 people, 7.85%)
  • High Blood Pressure (65 people, 5.15%)
  • Osteoporosis (64 people, 5.08%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (518 people, 41.08%)
  • Nausea (406 people, 32.20%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (381 people, 30.21%)
  • Fatigue (381 people, 30.21%)
  • Weakness (357 people, 28.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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