Could Gabapentin cause Fatigue - from FDA reports


Summary

Fatigue 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 sclerosis . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 5,684 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,093 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 359,875 Fatigue patients).

On Dec, 21, 2016

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 5,684 people (6.79%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Fatigue?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 52.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.66 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.02 %
  • 10+ years: 0.4 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 64.48 %
  • male: 35.52 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.2 %
  • 10-19: 0.93 %
  • 20-29: 2.29 %
  • 30-39: 9.11 %
  • 40-49: 14.79 %
  • 50-59: 28.31 %
  • 60+: 44.24 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (768 people, 13.51%)
  • Pain (735 people, 12.93%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (420 people, 7.39%)
  • Depression (393 people, 6.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (367 people, 6.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (450 people, 7.92%)
  • Cymbalta (440 people, 7.74%)
  • Aspirin (418 people, 7.35%)
  • Neurontin (384 people, 6.76%)
  • Lisinopril (377 people, 6.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (1,382 people, 24.31%)
  • Pain (1,206 people, 21.22%)
  • Nausea (1,178 people, 20.72%)
  • Headache (1,019 people, 17.93%)
  • Dizziness (981 people, 17.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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