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Review: could Gabapentin cause Cough?

Summary: Cough 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 37,022 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 700 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,568 Gabapentin users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,650 Cough patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 37,022 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 701 people (1.89%) have Cough.

Trend of Cough in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Cough * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cough50.00%16.67%5.56%13.89%5.56%5.56%2.78%

Age of people who have Cough when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cough0.17%0.00%0.83%2.17%10.18%15.69%28.21%42.74%

Severity of Cough when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cough16.67%44.44%27.78%11.11%

How people recovered from Cough ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cough0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (115 people, 16.41%)
  2. Depression (88 people, 12.55%)
  3. Hypertension (64 people, 9.13%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (56 people, 7.99%)
  5. Arthritis (41 people, 5.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (176 people, 25.11%)
  2. Zometa (139 people, 19.83%)
  3. Neurontin (124 people, 17.69%)
  4. Lisinopril (121 people, 17.26%)
  5. Omeprazole (116 people, 16.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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