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Review: could Gabapentin cause Headaches (Headache)?

Summary: Headaches 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 36,957 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,822 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,499 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Trend of gabapentin reports

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 168,596 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

Trend of Headaches reports

On Nov, 25, 2014: 36,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,822 people (4.93%) have Headaches.

Trend of Headaches in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches50.00%22.45%9.69%7.14%6.12%2.04%2.55%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.00%1.86%3.72%15.85%22.99%27.43%28.15%

Severity of Headaches when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches2.17%41.30%47.83%8.70%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%15.38%84.62%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (270 people, 14.82%)
  2. Depression (229 people, 12.57%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (190 people, 10.43%)
  4. Hypertension (124 people, 6.81%)
  5. Anxiety (115 people, 6.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (241 people, 13.23%)
  2. Neurontin (217 people, 11.91%)
  3. Zometa (209 people, 11.47%)
  4. Omeprazole (208 people, 11.42%)
  5. Cymbalta (186 people, 10.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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