Review: could Gabapentin cause Serotonin syndrome?
We study 36,857 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 (latest outcomes from 39,365 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 34,517 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.
On Aug, 11, 2014: 36,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 146 people (0.40%) have Serotonin Syndrome. They amount to 0.42% of all the 34,500 people who have Serotonin Syndrome on eHealthMe.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serotonin syndrome||50.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Gabapentin * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||12.07%||22.41%||12.07%||16.38%||37.07% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (41 people, 28.08%)
- Depression (26 people, 17.81%)
- Neuralgia (24 people, 16.44%)
- Contraception (12 people, 8.22%)
- Overweight (8 people, 5.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Omeprazole (30 people, 20.55%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (30 people, 20.55%)
- Clonazepam (27 people, 18.49%)
- Tramadol hcl (27 people, 18.49%)
- Lisinopril (23 people, 15.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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