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Review: could Gabapentin cause Psoriasis?





Summary: Psoriasis is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have Psoriasis.

We study 36,957 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 105 have Psoriasis. Find out below who they are, when they have Psoriasis and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Gabapentin and have Psoriasis >>>

Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)

Psoriasis

Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin) has been reported by people with psoriatic arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Psoriasis 67,969 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 36,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 105 people (0.28%) have Psoriasis.

Trend of Psoriasis in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Psoriasis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Psoriasis25.00%50.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Psoriasis when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Psoriasis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.90%22.99%40.23%29.89%

Severity of Psoriasis when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Psoriasis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Psoriasis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Psoriasis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Psoriasis (39 people, 37.14%)
  2. Pain (20 people, 19.05%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (18 people, 17.14%)
  4. Depression (14 people, 13.33%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (13 people, 12.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (37 people, 35.24%)
  2. Baclofen (22 people, 20.95%)
  3. Ambien (19 people, 18.10%)
  4. Omeprazole (19 people, 18.10%)
  5. Allopurinol (17 people, 16.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face.
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Lichen Sclerosus, Peripheral Neuropathy)
    Pain much worse at end of day and when I overdo. Sleep difficult - but essential! Feel so much better if I get 6+ hours. At the moment, very distressed by swollen lips (mostly inside mouth) and tissue surrounding eyes. I'm sure I have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. I also have had lichen sclerosus on my skin for nearly 20 years. Have had the PN for 15 years or so. I'm afraid that the medications can actually make the condition worse. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
  • Does nexplanon have nickel in it?
    (Asked by a 20 year old woman who has Nickel Allergy , Epilepsy, and takes Zantac, Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Gabapentin)
    I have a severe nickel allergy and I have epilepsy. I am considering explain to reduce periodes since my seizures are worse that time of the month. I need to know if nexplanon has nickel because I need to avoid it if it does.
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    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Neuropathy Peripheral, Renal Failure - Chronic, Bladder Distension, and takes Pyridoxine, Methylcobalamin, Alpha - Lipoic Acid, Gabapentin)
    Existing illness are Chronic renal failure (after hydro uretero nephrosis due to BPH) and peripheral neuropathy (vit B6 deficiency ) after ATT are the major problems along with BP .At present , the problem is that creatinine gas risen from 1,1 to 1.5 in 6 months .Since 6 months , I am taking medicines for neuropathy so I doubt some side effect of these medicines as Ultrasound has shown bladder distension but I do not feel any urinary problem at present. I also have kidney stones but seeing the ultrasound report , doctor said it is not hindering with urine passage . I feel some tightness , fullness and protruded lower abdomen part. I am aged 72 from India and am vegetarian.I also take some drugs for controlling blood pressure . I have elevated Blood urea at present (52) . I was given medicine to relax prostrate muscles for last 20 days but I did not feel any improvement in my bladder size. I had had my prostrate operated 2 years back.
  • Did anyone stop losing hair after being off gabapentin?
    (Asked by a 34 year old woman who has Interstitial Cystitis.losing Hair, and takes Gabapentin )
    I had been taking gabapentin for interstitial cystitis. I had only been on it for 5 months and a couple of months in I noticed everytime I took a shower tons of hair was coming out and when ever I ran my fingers through my hair I always had a lot of hair come out then too. It has become very dry and brittle and breaks easily. I wish I never took this medication. I have been off of it for 2 weeks and I am still losing hair. I was wondering if anyone after being off this medication stopped losing hair and if new hair started growing back.
  • What could be causing eye pain and headacne and bright glaring light on the right side only?
    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Occular Migraine, and takes Warfarin Sodium, Lunesta, Trental, Fosinopril Sodium, Ativan, Celexa, Simvastatin, Neurontin, Lortab, Combivent Respimat)
    Senitive to light, can't spend long on computer or cell phone. Diagnosed with anklylosing spondylosis

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    (Posted by a 75 year old man who has BPH, Psoriasis, Sore Mouth, Cheeks, Gums And Lips, and takes Flomax)
    I have been on Flomax for 4 years now and have been having a sore ulcerated mouth for about 3 years off and on. About six months ago I developed psoriasis on my scalp and have been using different medications described by my doctor.

    Then three months ago I got a patch on my leg. I started looking at medicines side effect. I found out on the internet last week that Flomax might be the culpert.

    It has been one week since I stopped taking it and today my leg psoriasis is starting to fade away. Has not itched all day today. TYJ!

    The patch on my scalp is doing the same. The scalp thickness has improved tremendously. I just hope I don't start having trouble with my BPH again, so for so good.
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