Review: could Gabapentin cause Emphysema?


Summary

Emphysema is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 51,425 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 171 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 pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 83,501 users)

Emphysema

Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, dry mouth, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 17,243 Emphysema patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

51,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 171 people (0.33%) have Emphysema


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Emphysema?

Gender of people who have Emphysema when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 61.31 %
  • male: 38.69 %

Age of people who have Emphysema when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.7 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 19.72 %
  • 40-49: 4.93 %
  • 50-59: 24.65 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (31 people, 18.13%)
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (23 people, 13.45%)
  • Depression (22 people, 12.87%)
  • Nausea (18 people, 10.53%)
  • Bone Density Decreased (15 people, 8.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (82 people, 47.95%)
  • Albuterol (67 people, 39.18%)
  • Spiriva (66 people, 38.60%)
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (59 people, 34.50%)
  • Dexamethasone (53 people, 30.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (98 people, 57.31%)
  • Dyspnoea (87 people, 50.88%)
  • Anxiety (86 people, 50.29%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (83 people, 48.54%)
  • Back Pain (77 people, 45.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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