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Review: could Gabapentin cause Fatigue?

We study 36,849 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,455 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,365 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,544,256 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 36,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 2,458 people (6.67%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.16% of all the 1,543,436 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fatigue in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue35.88%24.05%8.02%13.36%14.50%3.05%1.15%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.04%0.21%0.93%2.99%11.67%16.55%29.11%38.50%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue2.17%41.30%46.74%9.78%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%6.45%93.55%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (393 people, 15.99%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (278 people, 11.31%)
  3. Depression (231 people, 9.40%)
  4. Hypertension (154 people, 6.27%)
  5. Anxiety (149 people, 6.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (426 people, 17.33%)
  2. Zometa (375 people, 15.26%)
  3. Neurontin (337 people, 13.71%)
  4. Furosemide (303 people, 12.33%)
  5. Lisinopril (293 people, 11.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • My most severe symptoms would be the shortness of breath, muscle weakness and this chronic pain under my left rib that goes around to my back and up to my shoulder blade. Occasionally that pain will go to my left chest, clavicle and jaw. But all of my pain is on the left side. I have degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis too. Chronic headaches are dizziness are awful and debilitating.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I'm tired, I have pain in the joints, I'm always nauseous, I'm always cold

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • feels like excoriation all over mouth but mostly on the tongue
    Fatigue began with part of fibromyalgia dx

    Reply

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