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Review: could Gabapentin cause Serotonin syndrome?

Summary: Serotonin syndrome 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 Omeprazole, and have Pain.

We study 36,957 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 146 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,499 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Trend of gabapentin reports

Serotonin syndrome

Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 6,516 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.

Trend of Serotonin syndrome reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 36,929 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 146 people (0.40%) have Serotonin Syndrome.

Trend of Serotonin syndrome in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Serotonin syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Serotonin syndrome50.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%12.07%22.41%12.07%16.38%37.07%

Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Serotonin syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (41 people, 28.08%)
  2. Depression (26 people, 17.81%)
  3. Neuralgia (24 people, 16.44%)
  4. Contraception (12 people, 8.22%)
  5. Overweight (8 people, 5.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (30 people, 20.55%)
  2. Levothyroxine sodium (30 people, 20.55%)
  3. Clonazepam (27 people, 18.49%)
  4. Tramadol hcl (27 people, 18.49%)
  5. Lisinopril (23 people, 15.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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