Could Gabapentin cause Itching - from FDA reports


Summary

Itching 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 Cymbalta, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 1,670 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,093 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,326 Itching patients).

On Dec, 25, 2016

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,670 people (2.0%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Itching?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 51.16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.74 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.65 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.98 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.16 %
  • 10+ years: 2.33 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 69.03 %
  • male: 30.97 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.24 %
  • 10-19: 1.5 %
  • 20-29: 2.13 %
  • 30-39: 8.43 %
  • 40-49: 13.46 %
  • 50-59: 25.83 %
  • 60+: 48.35 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (219 people, 13.11%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (174 people, 10.42%)
  • High Blood Pressure (140 people, 8.38%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (107 people, 6.41%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (99 people, 5.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (129 people, 7.72%)
  • Aspirin (121 people, 7.25%)
  • Omeprazole (120 people, 7.19%)
  • Lisinopril (115 people, 6.89%)
  • Furosemide (111 people, 6.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (560 people, 33.53%)
  • Pain (303 people, 18.14%)
  • Fatigue (295 people, 17.66%)
  • Nausea (288 people, 17.25%)
  • Headache (215 people, 12.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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