Review: could Gabapentin cause Hearing loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 36,686 people who take Gabapentin. Among them, 104 have Hearing loss. See who they are, when they have Hearing loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,091 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia, pain. Commonly reported side effects of Gabapentin include pain exacerbated, pain, acupuncture and pain, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Hearing loss (latest reports from 55,469 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 36,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 101 people (0.28%) have Hearing Loss.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Hearing loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hearing loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hearing loss when taking Gabapentin * :
|Hearing loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.23%||19.35%||16.13%||61.29% |
Severity of Hearing loss when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hearing loss||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hearing loss ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (27 people, 26.73%)
- Depression (23 people, 22.77%)
- Oral pain (12 people, 11.88%)
- Nausea (12 people, 11.88%)
- Oedema (12 people, 11.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (58 people, 57.43%)
- Neurontin (40 people, 39.60%)
- Dexamethasone (39 people, 38.61%)
- Prednisone (36 people, 35.64%)
- Furosemide (33 people, 32.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 weeks ago):
I am on Remicade once a month since July 22nd of 2013. Had a great response until I hurt my low back again. Then the back pain just worked it's way right up my spine to the neck. I have had neck fusion one level...several bad discs. A knee replacement, a shoulder reconstruction etc. The numbness and tingling in my left hand and buzzing in my left ear are driving me nuts. A recent hearing exam showed I had nerve problems there as well. Don't know what to think. Had a brain MRI it showed normal. Now thinking a spinal tap in order?
From this study (4 months ago):
Progressive bilat hearing loss r ear worse onset 1-1&1/2 year ms x5 years
Fell 1/2013 loc concussion tinnitus started sounds like " buzzing heat bugs" non stop could hear over my last mri drives me nuts told may never go away need hearing aids per ent& audiologist do not have $6,000 to buy them saw on internet will these do? Obviously i will research reputable generic brand but is this all ms messing w/ my auditory nerves & can hearing aids really help this is there someone else i should see besides pcp,neurologist,ent md, audiologist
None of these really know if it will work or not
Thanks for your time& help
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Sudden severe hearing loss and tinnitis
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