Review: could Gabapentin cause Seizure?


Summary

Seizure is reported only by a few people who take Gabapentin. We study 37,321 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Seizure. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 38,775 users)

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with weakness, drowsiness, zinc sulphate turbidity abnormal, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 1,785 Seizure patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

37,321 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Seizure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Seizure?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Seizure *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 66.67 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Seizure when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 66.67 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Seizure **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Nerve Pain (5 people)
  • Tachycardia (4 people)
  • Spinal Stenosis (4 people)
  • Migraine (4 people)
  • Insomnia (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Trazodone Hydrochloride (4 people)
  • Tramadol (4 people)
  • Sumatriptan (4 people)
  • Metoprolol Succinate (4 people)
  • Baclofen (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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