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Review: could Gabapentin cause Depression?

Summary: Depression is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 37,022 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,551 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression 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)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 276,944 Depression patients)

On Jan, 13, 2015: 36,987 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,551 people (4.19%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression24.16%27.53%16.85%12.36%12.92%5.06%1.12%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.07%0.44%3.03%11.60%24.09%33.19%27.57%

Severity of Depression when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression6.12%48.98%34.69%10.20%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression3.45%34.48%62.07%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (284 people, 18.31%)
  2. Depression (275 people, 17.73%)
  3. Anxiety (170 people, 10.96%)
  4. Hypertension (158 people, 10.19%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (143 people, 9.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (293 people, 18.89%)
  2. Aspirin (280 people, 18.05%)
  3. Neurontin (244 people, 15.73%)
  4. Cymbalta (243 people, 15.67%)
  5. Aredia (209 people, 13.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

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    Arlene. on Sep, 8, 2014:

    I am afraid to take Gabapentin. I do not suffer from seizures but I hear people can have a seizure taking this med, is that for real truth or as they say 10% of 36,000.

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