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Review: could Gabapentin cause Joint pain?

Summary: Joint pain is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 37,022 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,302 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,568 Gabapentin users)

Joint pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 118,740 Joint pain patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 37,022 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,302 people (3.52%) have Joint Pain.

Trend of Joint pain in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Joint pain26.51%22.89%13.25%15.66%9.64%10.84%1.20%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Joint pain0.00%0.00%0.57%2.46%6.31%18.52%36.80%35.33%

Severity of Joint pain when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint pain3.45%44.83%48.28%3.45%

How people recovered from Joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Joint pain0.00%19.05%80.95%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (202 people, 15.51%)
  2. Depression (131 people, 10.06%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (113 people, 8.68%)
  4. Hypertension (108 people, 8.29%)
  5. Osteoporosis (107 people, 8.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (329 people, 25.27%)
  2. Neurontin (270 people, 20.74%)
  3. Aspirin (264 people, 20.28%)
  4. Omeprazole (246 people, 18.89%)
  5. Prednisone (226 people, 17.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

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    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

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