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Review: could Gabapentin cause Emphysema?

Summary: Emphysema could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 36,656 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 145 have Emphysema. Find out below who they are, when they have Emphysema and more.

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On Apr, 13, 2014: 36,656 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 145 people (0.40%) have Emphysema. They amount to 0.24% of all the 60,718 people who have Emphysema on eHealthMe.

Trend of Emphysema in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Emphysema * :

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Age of people who have Emphysema when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Emphysema0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%22.95%4.92%24.59%47.54%

Severity of Emphysema when taking Gabapentin ** :

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How people recovered from Emphysema ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (31 people, 21.38%)
  2. Sleep apnoea syndrome (22 people, 15.17%)
  3. Depression (19 people, 13.10%)
  4. Pain (16 people, 11.03%)
  5. Bone density decreased (15 people, 10.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (67 people, 46.21%)
  2. Albuterol (63 people, 43.45%)
  3. Spiriva (63 people, 43.45%)
  4. Dexamethasone (47 people, 32.41%)
  5. Chantix (46 people, 31.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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