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Review: could Gabapentin cause Femur fracture?

Summary: Femur fracture could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aredia, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 36,656 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 have Femur fracture. Find out below who they are, when they have Femur fracture and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 36,656 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 117 people (0.32%) have Femur Fracture. They amount to 0.09% of all the 124,813 people who have Femur Fracture on eHealthMe.

Trend of Femur fracture in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Femur fracture * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Femur fracture20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%80.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Femur fracture when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Femur fracture0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.91%10.91%41.82%46.36%

Severity of Femur fracture when taking Gabapentin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Femur fracture ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (37 people, 31.62%)
  2. Breast cancer (16 people, 13.68%)
  3. Anxiety (15 people, 12.82%)
  4. Dyspepsia (14 people, 11.97%)
  5. Hypertension (13 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (54 people, 46.15%)
  2. Zometa (54 people, 46.15%)
  3. Neurontin (49 people, 41.88%)
  4. Protonix (46 people, 39.32%)
  5. Morphine (44 people, 37.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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