Review: could Gabapentin cause Heart Attack?


Heart attack 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 Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 49,394 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 733 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 52,972 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 144,179 Heart attack patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

49,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 733 people (1.48%) have Heart Attack

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Heart attack?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 37.93 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.9 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.34 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.45 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Heart Attack when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 50.56 %
  • male: 49.44 %

Age of people who have Heart Attack when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.17 %
  • 20-29: 1.35 %
  • 30-39: 3.21 %
  • 40-49: 15.37 %
  • 50-59: 30.74 %
  • 60+: 49.16 %

Severity if Heart Attack when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Heart Attack **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (69 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (67 people)
  • Hypertension (60 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (60 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (57 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (168 people)
  • Lisinopril (152 people)
  • Plavix (138 people)
  • Furosemide (135 people)
  • Simvastatin (127 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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