Could Gabapentin cause Headaches - from FDA reports
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 . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 4,117 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.
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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,093 users)
Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,113 Headaches patients).
On Jan, 15, 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:
Time on Gabapentin when people have Headaches *:
- < 1 month: 59.83 %
- 1 - 6 months: 24.36 %
- 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
- 1 - 2 years: 5.56 %
- 2 - 5 years: 3.42 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.85 %
- 10+ years: 0.43 %
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.
** Reports from social media are used.
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