Could Gabapentin cause Depression - from FDA reports


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 51,477 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,952 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 neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,040 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,625 Depression patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

51,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,952 people (3.79%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Depression?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 24.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.19 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.31 %
  • 10+ years: 1.46 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 63.36 %
  • male: 36.64 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.9 %
  • 20-29: 3.73 %
  • 30-39: 10.88 %
  • 40-49: 22.86 %
  • 50-59: 31.94 %
  • 60+: 29.43 %

Severity of Depression **:

  • least: 4.76 %
  • moderate: 46.03 %
  • severe: 39.68 %
  • most severe: 9.52 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (332 people, 17.01%)
  • Cymbalta (289 people, 14.81%)
  • Neurontin (255 people, 13.06%)
  • Aspirin (254 people, 13.01%)
  • Lyrica (237 people, 12.14%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (196 people, 10.04%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (145 people, 7.43%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (116 people, 5.94%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (112 people, 5.74%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (784 people, 40.16%)
  • Pain (627 people, 32.12%)
  • Fatigue (508 people, 26.02%)
  • Weakness (383 people, 19.62%)
  • Nausea (372 people, 19.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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