Review: could Gabapentin cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?
Summary: Sleepiness 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.
We study 37,095 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,297 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.
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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 39,637 Gabapentin users)
Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,920 Sleepiness patients)
On Mar, 27, 2015: 37,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,297 people (3.50%) have Sleepiness.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Sleepiness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Gabapentin * :
Severity of Sleepiness when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (249 people, 19.20%)
- Depression (148 people, 11.41%)
- Hypertension (138 people, 10.64%)
- Neuralgia (74 people, 5.71%)
- Fibromyalgia (73 people, 5.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (151 people, 11.64%)
- Lyrica (149 people, 11.49%)
- Neurontin (135 people, 10.41%)
- Clonazepam (124 people, 9.56%)
- Cymbalta (122 people, 9.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Tramadol, Meloxicam, Gabapentin for a 68-year old man with Joint Pain, Tendon Pain. The patient has Dizziness
- A study of side effects of Pristiq for a 33-year old woman with Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement), Sleepy, Irritability, Mania Aggravated (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)
- A study of side effects of Seroquel Xr for a 41-year old woman with Bipolar Ii Disorder. The patient has Sleepy, Abdominal Pain, Headache (pain in head)
- A study of side effects of Gabapentin for a 41-year old man with Neuropathy. The patient has Inherited Cardiac Conduction Disorder
- A study of drug interactions between Gabapentin, Celebrex for a 60-year old woman with Fibromyalgia, Spinal Column Stenosis. The patient has Weakness, Muscle Atrophy
Recent Gabapentin related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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