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Review: could Gabapentin cause Nausea?

Summary: Nausea could be caused by Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 36,656 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,528 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 36,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 2,528 people (6.88%) have Nausea. They amount to 0.13% of all the 1,906,731 people who have Nausea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nausea in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Nausea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nausea39.67%29.89%10.33%4.35%8.15%7.07%0.54%

Age of people who have Nausea when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nausea0.00%0.04%0.83%2.79%9.29%20.33%27.44%39.27%

Severity of Nausea when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nausea17.65%50.00%29.41%2.94%

How people recovered from Nausea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nausea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (351 people, 13.88%)
  2. Depression (205 people, 8.11%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (159 people, 6.29%)
  4. Hypertension (144 people, 5.70%)
  5. Nausea (123 people, 4.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (439 people, 17.37%)
  2. Neurontin (332 people, 13.13%)
  3. Zometa (321 people, 12.70%)
  4. Omeprazole (292 people, 11.55%)
  5. Lisinopril (285 people, 11.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • BECAUSE OF A STROKE I EXPERIENCED AUGUST 5, 2010, I AM UNCOMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN 24/7 ADD THE DISCOMFORTS CREATED FROM THE MEDICINE I TAKE SOME DAYS ARE HARDER TO STAY POSITIVE ABOUT MY LIFE. I HAVE A LOT OF STRESS DAILY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ACHIEVE SOME LEVEL OF COMFORT AND I SEEM TO BE FAILING AND I FEEL ITS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF THE MEDICINES I TAKE.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • these medications were administered post surgery for skin grafting due to burns to hands, legs (7 - 10 % of body)and some used pre-surgery as well.

    patient had existing high blood pressure - managed by medicine, diabetes managed by diet and moderate chloesterol managed by medicine.

    otherwise in good health, no prior heart conditions.

    biological mother had heart condition.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Dr wants to add cymbalta and stop lexapro. I'm wondering if many of my problems are the meds.

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