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Review: could Gabapentin cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?

Summary: Hallucination 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 Oxycodone hcl, and have Pain.

We study 37,022 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 406 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,568 Gabapentin users)

Hallucination

Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,177 Hallucination patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 36,987 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 406 people (1.10%) have Hallucination.

Trend of Hallucination in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Hallucination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucination62.50%8.33%4.17%12.50%8.33%4.17%0.00%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucination0.00%0.28%0.28%3.04%12.15%14.64%23.48%46.13%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucination20.00%20.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hallucination100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (82 people, 20.20%)
  2. Depression (55 people, 13.55%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (37 people, 9.11%)
  4. Neuralgia (32 people, 7.88%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (29 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycodone hcl (71 people, 17.49%)
  2. Zometa (70 people, 17.24%)
  3. Furosemide (66 people, 16.26%)
  4. Albuterol (63 people, 15.52%)
  5. Ativan (61 people, 15.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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