Review: could Gabapentin cause Headaches?


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 Omeprazole, and have Pain . We study 51,421 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,539 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 83,501 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with pain, insomnia, chest pain, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 294,188 Headaches patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

51,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,539 people (4.94%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Headaches?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 50.66 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.93 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.93 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.2 %
  • 10+ years: 3.52 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 71.84 %
  • male: 28.16 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 1.89 %
  • 20-29: 4.37 %
  • 30-39: 12.92 %
  • 40-49: 21.76 %
  • 50-59: 28.99 %
  • 60+: 29.87 %

Severity if Headaches when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 3.12 %
  • moderate: 43.75 %
  • severe: 46.88 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Headaches **:

  • while on drug: 2.27 %
  • after off the drug: 11.36 %
  • not yet: 86.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (324 people, 12.76%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (302 people, 11.89%)
  • Depression (266 people, 10.48%)
  • Hypertension (169 people, 6.66%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (145 people, 5.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (293 people, 11.54%)
  • Aspirin (253 people, 9.96%)
  • Neurontin (240 people, 9.45%)
  • Cymbalta (234 people, 9.22%)
  • Zometa (226 people, 8.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (735 people, 28.95%)
  • Pain (623 people, 24.54%)
  • Fatigue (605 people, 23.83%)
  • Dizziness (551 people, 21.70%)
  • Dyspnoea (418 people, 16.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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