Could Gabapentin cause Cough - from FDA reports


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 51,482 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 942 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 neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,049 users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,580 Cough patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

51,482 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 942 people (1.83%) have Cough


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Cough?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Cough *:

  • < 1 month: 39.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.07 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.88 %
  • 10+ years: 2.44 %

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 64.71 %
  • male: 35.29 %

Age of people who have Cough when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.66 %
  • 20-29: 2.38 %
  • 30-39: 8.87 %
  • 40-49: 16.42 %
  • 50-59: 28.87 %
  • 60+: 42.65 %

Severity of Cough **:

  • least: 15.79 %
  • moderate: 47.37 %
  • severe: 31.58 %
  • most severe: 5.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (144 people, 15.29%)
  • Depression (123 people, 13.06%)
  • High Blood Pressure (88 people, 9.34%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (78 people, 8.28%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (76 people, 8.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (179 people, 19.00%)
  • Zometa (163 people, 17.30%)
  • Lisinopril (158 people, 16.77%)
  • Prednisone (150 people, 15.92%)
  • Omeprazole (146 people, 15.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (332 people, 35.24%)
  • Fatigue (264 people, 28.03%)
  • Pain (260 people, 27.60%)
  • Fever (237 people, 25.16%)
  • Nausea (230 people, 24.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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