Review: could Gabapentin cause Joint Pain?


Joint pain is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 49,394 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,708 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.

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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 49,115 users)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 146,073 Joint pain patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

49,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,708 people (3.46%) have Joint Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Joint pain?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.37 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.99 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.99 %
  • 10+ years: 1.1 %

Gender of people who have Joint Pain when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 67.56 %
  • male: 32.44 %

Age of people who have Joint Pain when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 2.63 %
  • 30-39: 6.53 %
  • 40-49: 19.23 %
  • 50-59: 35.27 %
  • 60+: 35.84 %

Severity if Joint Pain when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 2.5 %
  • moderate: 45.0 %
  • severe: 47.5 %
  • most severe: 5.0 %

How people recovered from Joint Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 15.62 %
  • not yet: 84.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (286 people)
  • Depression (249 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (209 people)
  • Hypertension (136 people)
  • Osteoporosis (133 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (356 people)
  • Omeprazole (326 people)
  • Prednisone (317 people)
  • Folic Acid (273 people)
  • Neurontin (272 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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