Review: could Gabapentin cause Suicidal Thoughts?


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 Chantix, and have Pain . We study 37,322 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 640 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 pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 38,780 users)

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts (latest reports from 41,912 Suicidal thoughts patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

37,322 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 640 people (1.71%) have Suicidal Thoughts


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Suicidal thoughts?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Suicidal Thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 35.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.17 %
  • 10+ years: 0.83 %

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

  • female: 60.9 %
  • male: 39.1 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.4 %
  • 10-19: 2.83 %
  • 20-29: 4.24 %
  • 30-39: 17.58 %
  • 40-49: 26.26 %
  • 50-59: 30.51 %
  • 60+: 18.18 %

Severity if Suicidal Thoughts when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Suicidal Thoughts **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (102 people)
  • Depression (69 people)
  • Anxiety (52 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (46 people)
  • Neuralgia (43 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (82 people)
  • Ativan (57 people)
  • Paxil (56 people)
  • Neurontin (55 people)
  • Acetaminophen (54 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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