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Review: could Gabapentin cause Itchiness (Itching)?

Summary: Itchiness is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain. We study 37,117 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 746 have Itchiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Itchiness and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,682 Gabapentin users)

Itchiness

Itchiness has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,322 Itchiness patients)

On May, 6, 2015: 37,117 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 733 people (1.97%) have Itchiness.

Trend of Itchiness in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Itchiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itchiness40.35%31.58%5.26%3.51%15.79%1.75%1.75%

Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itchiness0.00%0.16%2.06%2.06%9.18%12.97%25.47%48.10%

Severity of Itchiness when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itchiness0.00%40.00%46.67%13.33%

How people recovered from Itchiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itchiness0.00%18.18%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (115 people, 15.69%)
  2. Hypertension (60 people, 8.19%)
  3. Depression (51 people, 6.96%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (48 people, 6.55%)
  5. Neuralgia (42 people, 5.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (124 people, 16.92%)
  2. Furosemide (89 people, 12.14%)
  3. Omeprazole (77 people, 10.50%)
  4. Lyrica (76 people, 10.37%)
  5. Lisinopril (72 people, 9.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • rash is spreading. Started on thighs and now involves everywhere but face. raised red bumps. Some with what looks like pimples/white heads. Not relieved by antihistamines. very itchy.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I itch when it has been at least 8 hours since my last dose. I only took it at night and it would stop the pain. But now I have to take it every 8 hours or i start itching feet head fingers palms soles of feet. I itch so bad I make myself bleed. But after I take extra gabapentin it stops.

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  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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