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 Pain. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 95,031 people who have side effects when taking Gabapentin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 28, 2017

95,031 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,105 people (2.22%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Constipation?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.02 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.02 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 63.49 %
  • male: 36.51 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 0.87 %
  • 20-29: 1.86 %
  • 30-39: 7.75 %
  • 40-49: 12.28 %
  • 50-59: 28.72 %
  • 60+: 48.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (316 people, 15.01%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (202 people, 9.60%)
  • Depression (156 people, 7.41%)
  • Neuralgia (134 people, 6.37%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (131 people, 6.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (356 people, 16.91%)
  • Neurontin (259 people, 12.30%)
  • Lyrica (240 people, 11.40%)
  • Ambien (213 people, 10.12%)
  • Percocet (208 people, 9.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (615 people, 29.22%)
  • Nausea (588 people, 27.93%)
  • Fatigue (569 people, 27.03%)
  • Diarrhea (507 people, 24.09%)
  • Weakness (495 people, 23.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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