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Review: could Gabapentin cause Headaches (Headache)?

We study 36,857 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,953 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,418 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,192,697 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 9, 2014: 36,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,821 people (4.94%) 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
Headaches50.26%22.05%9.74%7.18%6.15%2.05%2.56%

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%15.86%22.94%27.45%28.17%

Severity of Headaches when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches2.22%42.22%48.89%6.67%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%16.00%84.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (270 people, 14.83%)
  2. Depression (229 people, 12.58%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (190 people, 10.43%)
  4. Hypertension (124 people, 6.81%)
  5. Anxiety (115 people, 6.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (241 people, 13.23%)
  2. Neurontin (217 people, 11.92%)
  3. Zometa (209 people, 11.48%)
  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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  • Seroquel makes muscles stiff. Feel terrible every morning or afternoon when I wake. Can hardly make it to bathroom and back. Sit in recliner most of day with no energy to do anything. Have severe sweating with any amount of physical activity, such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Back pain in lower back to the point of feeling as if my legs will collapse and bend underneathme.

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    melS on Jun, 1, 2014:

    please go to an oriental medicine doctor!!!!

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