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 . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 1,876 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 89,164 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,633 Constipation patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,876 people (2.24%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Constipation?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 33.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 39.8 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.24 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.2 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 64.3 %
  • male: 35.7 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 0.95 %
  • 20-29: 1.9 %
  • 30-39: 8.07 %
  • 40-49: 12.62 %
  • 50-59: 29.78 %
  • 60+: 46.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (286 people, 15.25%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (181 people, 9.65%)
  • Depression (146 people, 7.78%)
  • Neuralgia (127 people, 6.77%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (118 people, 6.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (353 people, 18.82%)
  • Neurontin (250 people, 13.33%)
  • Lyrica (232 people, 12.37%)
  • Ambien (207 people, 11.03%)
  • Percocet (201 people, 10.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (602 people, 32.09%)
  • Nausea (557 people, 29.69%)
  • Fatigue (525 people, 27.99%)
  • Weakness (472 people, 25.16%)
  • Diarrhea (460 people, 24.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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