Could Gabapentin cause Emphysema - from FDA reports


Summary

Emphysema 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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 202 have Emphysema. Find out below who they are, when they have Emphysema and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,113 users)

Emphysema

Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 17,739 Emphysema patients).

On Jan, 07, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 202 people (0.24%) have Emphysema


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Emphysema?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Emphysema *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Emphysema when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 60.1 %
  • male: 39.9 %

Age of people who have Emphysema when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.23 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 17.18 %
  • 40-49: 4.91 %
  • 50-59: 27.61 %
  • 60+: 49.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (35 people, 17.33%)
  • Depression (25 people, 12.38%)
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (23 people, 11.39%)
  • Nausea (19 people, 9.41%)
  • Pain (17 people, 8.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (84 people, 41.58%)
  • Spiriva (73 people, 36.14%)
  • Albuterol (67 people, 33.17%)
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (59 people, 29.21%)
  • Dexamethasone (53 people, 26.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (102 people, 50.50%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (96 people, 47.52%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (90 people, 44.55%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (85 people, 42.08%)
  • Back Pain (79 people, 39.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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