Gabapentin and Rash - from FDA reports


Summary

Rash is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 3,131 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,164 users)

Rash

Rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,392 Rash patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 3,131 people (3.74%) have Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Rash?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 64.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.91 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.16 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.58 %
  • 10+ years: 0.58 %

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 64.67 %
  • male: 35.33 %

Age of people who have Rash when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.37 %
  • 10-19: 1.9 %
  • 20-29: 2.35 %
  • 30-39: 7.1 %
  • 40-49: 14.44 %
  • 50-59: 27.94 %
  • 60+: 45.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (384 people, 12.26%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (256 people, 8.18%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (246 people, 7.86%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (232 people, 7.41%)
  • High Blood Pressure (199 people, 6.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (284 people, 9.07%)
  • Aspirin (279 people, 8.91%)
  • Zometa (265 people, 8.46%)
  • Lisinopril (256 people, 8.18%)
  • Neurontin (241 people, 7.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (645 people, 20.60%)
  • Itching (560 people, 17.89%)
  • Fatigue (536 people, 17.12%)
  • Nausea (495 people, 15.81%)
  • Weakness (434 people, 13.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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