Gabapentin and Headaches - from FDA reports


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 Cymbalta, and have Multiple sclerosis. This review analyzes which people have Headaches with Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 83,679 people who have side effects when taking Gabapentin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 17, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 4,117 people (4.92%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Headaches?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 57.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.42 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.83 %
  • 10+ years: 0.42 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 72.29 %
  • male: 27.71 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 1.84 %
  • 20-29: 3.47 %
  • 30-39: 11.73 %
  • 40-49: 19.01 %
  • 50-59: 30.01 %
  • 60+: 33.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (547 people, 13.29%)
  • Pain (524 people, 12.73%)
  • Depression (371 people, 9.01%)
  • High Blood Pressure (284 people, 6.90%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (270 people, 6.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (365 people, 8.87%)
  • Omeprazole (292 people, 7.09%)
  • Neurontin (279 people, 6.78%)
  • Aspirin (254 people, 6.17%)
  • Nexium (248 people, 6.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,158 people, 28.13%)
  • Fatigue (1,019 people, 24.75%)
  • Pain (876 people, 21.28%)
  • Dizziness (875 people, 21.25%)
  • Weakness (745 people, 18.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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