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Review: could Gabapentin cause Fatigue?

We study 36,815 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 39,343 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,542,590 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 36,795 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 2,455 people (6.67%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.16% of all the 1,542,418 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
Fatigue36.29%24.32%8.11%12.74%14.67%2.70%1.16%

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%11.68%16.53%29.10%38.51%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue2.25%41.57%46.07%10.11%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%6.90%93.10%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (393 people, 16.01%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (278 people, 11.32%)
  3. Depression (231 people, 9.41%)
  4. Hypertension (154 people, 6.27%)
  5. Anxiety (149 people, 6.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (426 people, 17.35%)
  2. Zometa (375 people, 15.27%)
  3. Neurontin (337 people, 13.73%)
  4. Furosemide (303 people, 12.34%)
  5. Lisinopril (293 people, 11.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Increased dreaming and sleepwalking on neurontin. Found it affects me like clockwork. I must take it by 7pm in order to get up by 6am; otherwise I'm too woozy to drive even by 8am. Trying to make sure I took it early enough, I've taken at 6pm, but I wake up at 5am (I'm not a morning person!) like a like went off in my head! The swelling in my ankles is common with amlodipine and since I am still on the medication, it continues, but is not severe enough to give up the solution to migraines. I used to exercise on a good routine before migraines set in, but after a year before finding a solution, I lost the routine, gained 20 pounds back (I'd lost 40 over the previous couple of years), and lack motivation to get back to it. Depression has come back--I've battled it since childhood-- and returned to using desipramine after trying just about everything else. It's not as bad, but I attribute the weight gain and lack of motivation to depression. I'm currently taking 100 mg and can tell improvement, but broke down in odd crying spell at Church service yesterday for no real reason--just touched, but tears wouldn't stop. The neurontin was supposed to help with fatigue, but I tried to taper off and found my mind racing at night so went back on it; I definitely talk and walk in my sleep on it--taking 1600 mg at night.

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