Review: could Gabapentin cause Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence (Drowsiness)?
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 Aspirin, and have Pain.
We study 36,957 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,295 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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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)
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 Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence 69,803 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 36,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,295 people (3.50%) have Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence||42.29%||31.84%||5.47%||8.96%||8.46%||2.99%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence when taking Gabapentin * :
|Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence||0.00%||0.24%||0.56%||3.60%||9.76%||18.80%||26.32%||40.72% |
Severity of Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence||0.00%||39.47%||44.74%||15.79% |
How people recovered from Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence||12.50%||12.50%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (249 people, 19.23%)
- Depression (146 people, 11.27%)
- Hypertension (138 people, 10.66%)
- Neuralgia (74 people, 5.71%)
- Fibromyalgia (73 people, 5.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (151 people, 11.66%)
- Lyrica (149 people, 11.51%)
- Neurontin (135 people, 10.42%)
- Clonazepam (124 people, 9.58%)
- Cymbalta (122 people, 9.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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