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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 36,929 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,549 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,482 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,161,461 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.

On Nov, 13, 2014: 36,929 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,549 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
Depression24.43%27.27%17.05%11.93%13.07%5.11%1.14%

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%11.62%24.13%33.16%27.54%

Severity of Depression when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression6.38%48.94%34.04%10.64%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression3.70%37.04%59.26%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (283 people, 18.27%)
  2. Depression (274 people, 17.69%)
  3. Anxiety (170 people, 10.97%)
  4. Hypertension (158 people, 10.20%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (143 people, 9.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (293 people, 18.92%)
  2. Aspirin (280 people, 18.08%)
  3. Neurontin (244 people, 15.75%)
  4. Cymbalta (243 people, 15.69%)
  5. Aredia (209 people, 13.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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