Gabapentin and Weight loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight loss is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 299 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,164 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 27,764 Weight loss patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 299 people (0.36%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Weight loss?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 56.27 %
  • male: 43.73 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.74 %
  • 30-39: 14.16 %
  • 40-49: 18.72 %
  • 50-59: 26.94 %
  • 60+: 37.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (39 people, 13.04%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (32 people, 10.70%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (31 people, 10.37%)
  • Pain (21 people, 7.02%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (21 people, 7.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (108 people, 36.12%)
  • Protonix (71 people, 23.75%)
  • Lisinopril (66 people, 22.07%)
  • Omeprazole (63 people, 21.07%)
  • Aspirin (61 people, 20.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (136 people, 45.48%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (130 people, 43.48%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (111 people, 37.12%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (99 people, 33.11%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (96 people, 32.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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