Gabapentin and Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence - from FDA reports


Summary

Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence 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 Lyrica, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 2,736 have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence and more.

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Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence

Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,734 Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,736 people (3.27%) have Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence *:

  • < 1 month: 54.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.3 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.83 %
  • 10+ years: 0.35 %

Gender of people who have Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 63.7 %
  • male: 36.3 %

Age of people who have Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.37 %
  • 10-19: 1.4 %
  • 20-29: 3.53 %
  • 30-39: 8.79 %
  • 40-49: 17.16 %
  • 50-59: 24.51 %
  • 60+: 44.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (427 people, 15.61%)
  • Neuralgia (217 people, 7.93%)
  • Depression (212 people, 7.75%)
  • High Blood Pressure (201 people, 7.35%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (171 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (223 people, 8.15%)
  • Cymbalta (201 people, 7.35%)
  • Neurontin (155 people, 5.67%)
  • Aspirin (138 people, 5.04%)
  • Clonazepam (125 people, 4.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (711 people, 25.99%)
  • Dizziness (424 people, 15.50%)
  • Pain (368 people, 13.45%)
  • Drug Ineffective (359 people, 13.12%)
  • Weakness (341 people, 12.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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