Gabapentin and Sleepiness - from FDA reports


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 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 2,736 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 neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,182 users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,737 Sleepiness patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 2,736 people (3.27%) have Sleepiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Sleepiness?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 54.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.3 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.83 %
  • 10+ years: 0.35 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 63.7 %
  • male: 36.3 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.37 %
  • 10-19: 1.4 %
  • 20-29: 3.53 %
  • 30-39: 8.79 %
  • 40-49: 17.16 %
  • 50-59: 24.51 %
  • 60+: 44.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (427 people, 15.61%)
  • Neuralgia (217 people, 7.93%)
  • Depression (212 people, 7.75%)
  • High Blood Pressure (201 people, 7.35%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (171 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (223 people, 8.15%)
  • Cymbalta (201 people, 7.35%)
  • Neurontin (155 people, 5.67%)
  • Aspirin (138 people, 5.04%)
  • Clonazepam (125 people, 4.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (711 people, 25.99%)
  • Dizziness (424 people, 15.50%)
  • Pain (368 people, 13.45%)
  • Drug Ineffective (359 people, 13.12%)
  • Weakness (341 people, 12.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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