Review: could Gabapentin cause Headaches?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 2, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 36,686 people who take Gabapentin. Among them, 1,814 have Headaches. See who they are, when they have Headaches and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,091 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia, pain. Commonly reported side effects of Gabapentin include pain exacerbated, pain, acupuncture and pain, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,173,610 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 34,245 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,656 people (4.84%) have Headaches.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Headaches * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Headaches when taking Gabapentin * :
Severity of Headaches when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headaches ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (258 people, 15.58%)
- Depression (218 people, 13.16%)
- Multiple sclerosis (176 people, 10.63%)
- Hypertension (116 people, 7.00%)
- Anxiety (111 people, 6.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (237 people, 14.31%)
- Neurontin (213 people, 12.86%)
- Zometa (203 people, 12.26%)
- Omeprazole (196 people, 11.84%)
- Cymbalta (174 people, 10.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 months ago):
intermittant chest pressure, intermittant headaches
From this study (3 months ago):
Gabapentine was helping get rid of the headaches which my neurologist believes are nerve related due to a concussion received July 2013. We have slowly been stepping down my dosage and I have been down to 200mg for 20 days. The past three days I have had a horrid headache that only seems to get worse. I am wondering if it's because of reducing the medication and I am not ready to step off of it or if it could be a withdrawal effect of the medication which will subside.
From this study (4 months ago):
I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.
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