Review: could Gabapentin cause Sleepiness?


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 Lyrica, and have Pain . We study 49,394 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,656 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 49,115 users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with chest pain, rashes, migraine, itching, paraesthesia (latest reports from 82,377 Sleepiness patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

49,394 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,656 people (3.35%) have Sleepiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Sleepiness?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 43.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.45 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 60.69 %
  • male: 39.31 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.37 %
  • 10-19: 0.81 %
  • 20-29: 3.44 %
  • 30-39: 10.32 %
  • 40-49: 18.23 %
  • 50-59: 26.43 %
  • 60+: 40.41 %

Severity if Sleepiness when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 36.96 %
  • severe: 45.65 %
  • most severe: 17.39 %

How people recovered from Sleepiness **:

  • while on drug: 6.67 %
  • after off the drug: 6.67 %
  • not yet: 86.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (256 people)
  • Depression (160 people)
  • Hypertension (129 people)
  • Neuralgia (104 people)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (85 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (162 people)
  • Cymbalta (132 people)
  • Aspirin (131 people)
  • Clonazepam (126 people)
  • Neurontin (118 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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