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Review: could Neurontin cause Agitation?

Summary: Agitation is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Klonopin, and have Pain.

We study 56,271 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,029 have Agitation. Find out below who they are, when they have Agitation and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 57,777 Neurontin users)

Agitation

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 54,724 Agitation patients)

On Dec, 27, 2014: 56,265 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 1,033 people (1.84%) have Agitation.

Trend of Agitation in Neurontin reports

Time on Neurontin when people have Agitation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Agitation32.31%17.69%6.92%10.00%23.85%7.69%1.54%

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Neurontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Agitation0.10%0.51%1.75%3.60%17.37%27.44%20.55%28.67%

Severity of Agitation when taking Neurontin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Agitation0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from Agitation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (240 people, 23.23%)
  2. Depression (139 people, 13.46%)
  3. Neuropathy peripheral (95 people, 9.20%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (86 people, 8.33%)
  5. Anxiety (74 people, 7.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Klonopin (176 people, 17.04%)
  2. Seroquel (171 people, 16.55%)
  3. Ativan (150 people, 14.52%)
  4. Oxycontin (149 people, 14.42%)
  5. Xanax (149 people, 14.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Grace on Oct, 18, 2014:

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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