Could Gabapentin cause Itchiness - from FDA reports


Summary

Itchiness 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 51,488 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 1,007 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 neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,040 users)

Itchiness

Itchiness has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,260 Itchiness patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

51,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,007 people (1.96%) have Itchiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Itchiness?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Itchiness *:

  • < 1 month: 36.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.23 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.15 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.08 %
  • 10+ years: 1.54 %

Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 67.82 %
  • male: 32.18 %

Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 1.78 %
  • 20-29: 2.54 %
  • 30-39: 8.77 %
  • 40-49: 14.1 %
  • 50-59: 27.7 %
  • 60+: 44.85 %

Severity of Itchiness **:

  • least: 5.26 %
  • moderate: 36.84 %
  • severe: 42.11 %
  • most severe: 15.79 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (120 people, 11.92%)
  • Omeprazole (119 people, 11.82%)
  • Lisinopril (115 people, 11.42%)
  • Furosemide (111 people, 11.02%)
  • Prednisone (88 people, 8.74%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (121 people, 12.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (83 people, 8.24%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (82 people, 8.14%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (70 people, 6.95%)
  • Depression (56 people, 5.56%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (333 people, 33.07%)
  • Pain (211 people, 20.95%)
  • Nausea (191 people, 18.97%)
  • Fatigue (186 people, 18.47%)
  • Weakness (156 people, 15.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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