Review: could Gabapentin cause Weight Loss?


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 37,321 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 221 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 pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 38,775 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with aneurysm ruptured, drug-induced hypertension, inflammation localised, retinal tear (excl detachment), kidney malrotation (latest reports from 19,179 Weight loss patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

37,321 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 221 people (0.59%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Weight loss?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

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

  • female: 57.01 %
  • male: 42.99 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.98 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 21.43 %
  • 50-59: 22.62 %
  • 60+: 36.31 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (35 people)
  • Anxiety (26 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (25 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (19 people)
  • Pain (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (93 people)
  • Protonix (65 people)
  • Aspirin (60 people)
  • Omeprazole (56 people)
  • Lisinopril (55 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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