Gabapentin and Suicidal thoughts - from FDA reports


Summary

Suicidal thoughts is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 1,037 have Suicidal thoughts. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal thoughts 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)

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 58,633 Suicidal thoughts patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,037 people (1.24%) have Suicidal Thoughts


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Suicidal thoughts?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Suicidal Thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 39.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.97 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.41 %
  • 10+ years: 1.08 %

Gender of people who have Suicidal Thoughts when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 61.99 %
  • male: 38.01 %

Age of people who have Suicidal Thoughts when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.39 %
  • 10-19: 2.84 %
  • 20-29: 6.19 %
  • 30-39: 16.13 %
  • 40-49: 26.19 %
  • 50-59: 28.26 %
  • 60+: 20.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (165 people, 15.91%)
  • Depression (143 people, 13.79%)
  • Neuralgia (101 people, 9.74%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (93 people, 8.97%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (70 people, 6.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (100 people, 9.64%)
  • Lyrica (95 people, 9.16%)
  • Chantix (91 people, 8.78%)
  • Neurontin (70 people, 6.75%)
  • Paxil (64 people, 6.17%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (415 people, 40.02%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (294 people, 28.35%)
  • Pain (166 people, 16.01%)
  • Memory Loss (148 people, 14.27%)
  • Insomnia (146 people, 14.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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