Review: could Gabapentin cause Thin Bones?


Thin bones is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Nexium, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 49,396 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 430 have Thin bones. Find out below who they are, when they have Thin bones and more.

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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 52,972 users)

Thin Bones

Thin bones has been reported by people with pain, weakness, back pain, joint pain, pain in extremity (latest reports from 121,438 Thin bones patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

49,396 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 430 people (0.87%) have Thin Bones

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Thin bones?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Thin Bones *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 72.73 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Thin Bones when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 74.4 %
  • male: 25.6 %

Age of people who have Thin Bones when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.84 %
  • 20-29: 1.11 %
  • 30-39: 3.9 %
  • 40-49: 13.65 %
  • 50-59: 45.96 %
  • 60+: 34.54 %

Severity if Thin Bones when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Thin Bones **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (110 people)
  • Pain (97 people)
  • Depression (66 people)
  • Osteoporosis (46 people)
  • Dyspepsia (37 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (192 people)
  • Zometa (151 people)
  • Aredia (125 people)
  • Aspirin (113 people)
  • Prilosec (107 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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