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Review: could Gabapentin cause Gas - flatulence?

Summary: Gas - flatulence could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Calcium, and have Pain management.

We study 36,656 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Gas - flatulence. Find out below who they are, when they have Gas - flatulence and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 36,656 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 2 people (0.01%) have Gas - Flatulence. They amount to 0.30% of all the 673 people who have Gas - Flatulence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Gas - flatulence in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Gas - flatulence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gas - flatulence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Gas - flatulence when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gas - flatulence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

Severity of Gas - flatulence when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gas - flatulence0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Gas - flatulence ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain management (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Stomach discomfort (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Osteoporosis postmenopausal (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Edema (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Anxiety (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Calcium (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lorazepam (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Tylenol (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Lopressor hct (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Magnesium (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • since adding neurontin to my clonazepam, remeron, and clonazepam, I have a terrible sour stinch while passing gas. This odor is worse than any flatulence I emitted before taking the gabapentin. Never in my life. Never. My stools have to be strained out, and when I wipe, there is a gooey mess, so I strain time after time, until I have to settle with skid marks on my underwear. Neurontin has caused me to smell like crap all the time, and I make people sick if gas escapes. For over a year, I have not had a mild smelling fart. I cannot get away with passing a silent fart. The smell is astounding... as potent as a dead body. Has anyone else had potty problems with neurontin or neurontin taken with one of the other meds I listed at the top?

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