Review: could Gabapentin cause Fatigue?
Summary: Fatigue could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.
We study 36,656 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,440 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.
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Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,166 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,533 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 36,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 2,443 people (6.65%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.16% of all the 1,534,925 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Fatigue * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Gabapentin * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (390 people, 15.96%)
- Multiple sclerosis (278 people, 11.38%)
- Depression (228 people, 9.33%)
- Hypertension (153 people, 6.26%)
- Anxiety (148 people, 6.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (426 people, 17.44%)
- Zometa (375 people, 15.35%)
- Neurontin (337 people, 13.79%)
- Furosemide (302 people, 12.36%)
- Lisinopril (293 people, 11.99%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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