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Review: could Gabapentin cause Suicidal thoughts (Suicidal Ideation)?

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 37,095 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 611 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 39,637 Gabapentin users)

Suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, acne. (latest reports from 42,711 Suicidal thoughts patients)

On Mar, 7, 2015: 37,067 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 611 people (1.65%) have Suicidal Thoughts.

Trend of Suicidal thoughts in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Suicidal thoughts * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Suicidal thoughts36.63%23.76%19.80%7.92%5.94%4.95%0.99%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicidal thoughts0.00%0.38%2.69%3.85%17.50%25.96%31.15%18.46%

Severity of Suicidal thoughts when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Suicidal thoughts16.67%33.33%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Suicidal thoughts ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Suicidal thoughts0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (143 people, 23.40%)
  2. Depression (89 people, 14.57%)
  3. Anxiety (65 people, 10.64%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (48 people, 7.86%)
  5. Neuralgia (45 people, 7.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (84 people, 13.75%)
  2. Neurontin (74 people, 12.11%)
  3. Acetaminophen (59 people, 9.66%)
  4. Paxil (58 people, 9.49%)
  5. Aspirin (58 people, 9.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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