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Review: could Gabapentin cause Deafness?

Summary: Deafness could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 36,656 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Deafness. Find out below who they are, when they have Deafness and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,166 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Deafness

Deafness (latest reports from 57,491 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 36,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 104 people (0.28%) have Deafness. They amount to 0.18% of all the 57,040 people who have Deafness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Deafness in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Deafness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Deafness0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Deafness when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Deafness0.00%0.00%0.00%1.05%4.21%18.95%15.79%60.00%

Severity of Deafness when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Deafness0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Deafness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (27 people, 25.96%)
  2. Depression (23 people, 22.12%)
  3. Oral pain (12 people, 11.54%)
  4. Nausea (12 people, 11.54%)
  5. Oedema (12 people, 11.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (58 people, 55.77%)
  2. Neurontin (40 people, 38.46%)
  3. Dexamethasone (39 people, 37.50%)
  4. Prednisone (36 people, 34.62%)
  5. Omeprazole (33 people, 31.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I am on Remicade once a month since July 22nd of 2013. Had a great response until I hurt my low back again. Then the back pain just worked it's way right up my spine to the neck. I have had neck fusion one level...several bad discs. A knee replacement, a shoulder reconstruction etc. The numbness and tingling in my left hand and buzzing in my left ear are driving me nuts. A recent hearing exam showed I had nerve problems there as well. Don't know what to think. Had a brain MRI it showed normal. Now thinking a spinal tap in order?

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Progressive bilat hearing loss r ear worse onset 1-1&1/2 year ms x5 years
    Fell 1/2013 loc concussion tinnitus started sounds like " buzzing heat bugs" non stop could hear over my last mri drives me nuts told may never go away need hearing aids per ent& audiologist do not have $6,000 to buy them saw on internet will these do? Obviously i will research reputable generic brand but is this all ms messing w/ my auditory nerves & can hearing aids really help this is there someone else i should see besides pcp,neurologist,ent md, audiologist
    None of these really know if it will work or not
    Thanks for your time& help

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • Sudden severe hearing loss and tinnitis

    Reply

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