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 Seroquel, and have Pain . We study 64,674 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,114 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 pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 65,204 users)

Agitation

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, death, drug ineffective, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 61,465 Agitation patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

64,674 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 1,114 people (1.72%) have Agitation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Agitation?

Time on Neurontin when people have Agitation *:

  • < 1 month: 31.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.42 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.11 %
  • 10+ years: 3.6 %

Gender of people who have Agitation when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 62.06 %
  • male: 37.94 %

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.56 %
  • 10-19: 1.91 %
  • 20-29: 3.25 %
  • 30-39: 15.25 %
  • 40-49: 28.48 %
  • 50-59: 21.19 %
  • 60+: 29.26 %

Severity if Agitation when taking Neurontin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Agitation **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (202 people, 18.13%)
  • Depression (132 people, 11.85%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (81 people, 7.27%)
  • Anxiety (68 people, 6.10%)
  • Neuralgia (60 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (156 people, 14.00%)
  • Ativan (136 people, 12.21%)
  • Xanax (135 people, 12.12%)
  • Oxycontin (133 people, 11.94%)
  • Klonopin (129 people, 11.58%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (342 people, 30.70%)
  • Depression (334 people, 29.98%)
  • Insomnia (319 people, 28.64%)
  • Pain (259 people, 23.25%)
  • Drug Ineffective (232 people, 20.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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