Gabapentin and Heart attack - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart attack is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Plavix, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 1,073 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,182 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 193,918 Heart attack patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,073 people (1.28%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Heart attack?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 37.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.92 %
  • 10+ years: 1.96 %

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

  • female: 49.28 %
  • male: 50.72 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.12 %
  • 20-29: 0.93 %
  • 30-39: 2.9 %
  • 40-49: 13.7 %
  • 50-59: 29.85 %
  • 60+: 52.15 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (132 people, 12.30%)
  • High Blood Pressure (108 people, 10.07%)
  • Diabetes (103 people, 9.60%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (99 people, 9.23%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (85 people, 7.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Plavix (182 people, 16.96%)
  • Aspirin (175 people, 16.31%)
  • Lisinopril (163 people, 15.19%)
  • Furosemide (141 people, 13.14%)
  • Simvastatin (130 people, 12.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (171 people, 15.94%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (160 people, 14.91%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (136 people, 12.67%)
  • High Blood Pressure (123 people, 11.46%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (117 people, 10.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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