Gabapentin and Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression 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 Cymbalta, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Depression with Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 95,031 people who have side effects when taking Gabapentin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 21, 2017

95,031 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 3,061 people (3.22%) have Depression


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Could Gabapentin cause Depression?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 39.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.81 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.07 %
  • 10+ years: 1.66 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 65.84 %
  • male: 34.16 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 0.91 %
  • 20-29: 3.25 %
  • 30-39: 10.65 %
  • 40-49: 21.3 %
  • 50-59: 31.3 %
  • 60+: 32.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (460 people, 15.03%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (395 people, 12.90%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (275 people, 8.98%)
  • High Blood Pressure (261 people, 8.53%)
  • Neuralgia (195 people, 6.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (411 people, 13.43%)
  • Zometa (339 people, 11.07%)
  • Lyrica (328 people, 10.72%)
  • Nexium (294 people, 9.60%)
  • Neurontin (293 people, 9.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (1,096 people, 35.81%)
  • Pain (781 people, 25.51%)
  • Fatigue (732 people, 23.91%)
  • Nausea (543 people, 17.74%)
  • Weakness (541 people, 17.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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