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Review: could Gabapentin cause Depression?

We study 36,815 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,544 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,343 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,153,305 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 36,795 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,544 people (4.20%) have Depression. They amount to 0.13% of all the 1,146,472 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.

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
Depression25.15%27.49%16.96%11.70%13.45%4.68%0.58%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.07%0.45%3.05%11.66%24.00%33.28%27.49%

Severity of Depression when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression4.76%50.00%33.33%11.90%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression4.55%40.91%54.55%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (282 people, 18.26%)
  2. Depression (271 people, 17.55%)
  3. Anxiety (169 people, 10.95%)
  4. Hypertension (158 people, 10.23%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (143 people, 9.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (293 people, 18.98%)
  2. Aspirin (280 people, 18.13%)
  3. Neurontin (244 people, 15.80%)
  4. Cymbalta (242 people, 15.67%)
  5. Aredia (209 people, 13.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Increased dreaming and sleepwalking on neurontin. Found it affects me like clockwork. I must take it by 7pm in order to get up by 6am; otherwise I'm too woozy to drive even by 8am. Trying to make sure I took it early enough, I've taken at 6pm, but I wake up at 5am (I'm not a morning person!) like a like went off in my head! The swelling in my ankles is common with amlodipine and since I am still on the medication, it continues, but is not severe enough to give up the solution to migraines. I used to exercise on a good routine before migraines set in, but after a year before finding a solution, I lost the routine, gained 20 pounds back (I'd lost 40 over the previous couple of years), and lack motivation to get back to it. Depression has come back--I've battled it since childhood-- and returned to using desipramine after trying just about everything else. It's not as bad, but I attribute the weight gain and lack of motivation to depression. I'm currently taking 100 mg and can tell improvement, but broke down in odd crying spell at Church service yesterday for no real reason--just touched, but tears wouldn't stop. The neurontin was supposed to help with fatigue, but I tried to taper off and found my mind racing at night so went back on it; I definitely talk and walk in my sleep on it--taking 1600 mg at night.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I have so many problems and take so many medicines I am trying to find out what works what doesn't what interacts which drugs are necessary - 2 years ago had bilateral total knee replacement -- trying to quit smoking, did quit for about a year then started up part time

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • BECAUSE OF A STROKE I EXPERIENCED AUGUST 5, 2010, I AM UNCOMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN 24/7 ADD THE DISCOMFORTS CREATED FROM THE MEDICINE I TAKE SOME DAYS ARE HARDER TO STAY POSITIVE ABOUT MY LIFE. I HAVE A LOT OF STRESS DAILY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ACHIEVE SOME LEVEL OF COMFORT AND I SEEM TO BE FAILING AND I FEEL ITS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF THE MEDICINES I TAKE.

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