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Review: could Gabapentin cause Loss of sensation?

Summary: Loss of sensation could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Simvastatin, and have Pain.

We study 36,675 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Loss of sensation. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of sensation and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,166 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Loss of sensation

Loss of sensation (unusual prickling sensations) (latest reports from 29,980 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 36,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 111 people (0.30%) have Loss Of Sensation. They amount to 0.37% of all the 29,828 people who have Loss Of Sensation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of sensation in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Loss of sensation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of sensation14.29%28.57%14.29%21.43%7.14%14.29%0.00%

Age of people who have Loss of sensation when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of sensation0.00%0.00%0.98%17.65%14.71%19.61%18.63%28.43%

Severity of Loss of sensation when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of sensation29.41%41.18%29.41%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of sensation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of sensation0.00%7.69%92.31%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (24 people, 21.62%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (15 people, 13.51%)
  3. Depression (9 people, 8.11%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (7 people, 6.31%)
  5. Muscle spasticity (7 people, 6.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (22 people, 19.82%)
  2. Aspirin (21 people, 18.92%)
  3. Neurontin (19 people, 17.12%)
  4. Percocet (18 people, 16.22%)
  5. Lisinopril (18 people, 16.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
    I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
    The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • prescribed the Zonegran for sensory loss/tingling/numbness in my right hand & forearm - now have numbness & tingling feeling in my face - have been taking this medication for a month. I was taking Gabapentin for 2 years prior - had severely increased appetite and moderate to severe weight weight gain (gained 20 pounds in 2 years).

    Take the propranalol as a daily migraine prevention medication. If I do happen to get a migraine, I start with the Treximet, if that doesn't work after a day, I start the Frova for a couple of days - my migraines usually last for a minimum of 7 days

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