Home > Gabapentin > Headaches > Gabapentin and Headaches
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.
Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Gabapentin and have Headaches >>>
Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,418 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.
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.
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 (270 people, 14.83%)
- Depression (229 people, 12.58%)
- Multiple sclerosis (190 people, 10.43%)
- Hypertension (124 people, 6.81%)
- Anxiety (115 people, 6.32%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (241 people, 13.23%)
- Neurontin (217 people, 11.92%)
- Zometa (209 people, 11.48%)
- Omeprazole (208 people, 11.42%)
- Cymbalta (186 people, 10.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Headaches while taking Gabapentin?
Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- group for people who take Gabapentin and have Headaches
- group for people who take Gabapentin
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 months ago):
Have a VP shunt, scoliosis and chronic pain syndrome. Have had 7 day course of antibiotics for a UTI but still have symptoms. Abdominal pain especially near the distal end of shunt catheter. Had hot sweats. Concern infection has gone to the shunt.
From this study (3 months ago):
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.
melS on Jun, 1, 2014:
please go to an oriental medicine doctor!!!!
From this study (5 months ago):
Been I'll for 9 months. Just recently found pneumonia. Can't afford dermatologist and do for doesn't know what the hives are. You can write with your finger on my skin and it will show up.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Gabapentin, Headaches
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Still ill after several years
I became ill several years ago.
It all started with a head cold that lasted a few months and left me with Tinnitus and chronic sinusitis.
After a nose operation and many visits to the doc and hospital, I am no closer to felling better or being cured.
My doc gave me Beconase Aq at first and th ...
- Prednisone side effects
Took this for 6 days, tapering at the end to treat a rash caused by a spider bite. The heartburn started on day 1 but the other symptoms didn't begin until day 4. None we're severe but they weren't fun either. The blurred vision was worst.
- How an integrative wellness approach cured me of insomnia, ibs, and more
For 10+ years, I suffered with insomnia and a host of other problems including intestinal distress, headaches, psoriasis, anxiety, cognitive issues, hypothyroid, chronic itching, restless leg, etc. Traditional medicine, aka taking drugs, was not working to heal me. Since childhood, I’ve had IBS, h ...
More reviews for: Gabapentin, Headaches
On eHealthMe, Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used for neuralgia. Find out below the conditions Gabapentin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Gabapentin used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.