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Review: could Neurontin cause Autism?

Summary: Autism could be caused by Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Depakote, and have Convulsion.

We study 56,203 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Autism. Find out below who they are, when they have Autism and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,679 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Autism

Autism (mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders) (latest reports from 3,400 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, birth control.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 56,222 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 7 people (0.01%) have Autism. They amount to 0.21% of all the 3,396 people who have Autism on eHealthMe.

Trend of Autism in Neurontin reports

Time on Neurontin when people have Autism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Autism0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Autism when taking Neurontin * :

FemaleMale
Autism85.71%14.29%

Age of people who have Autism when taking Neurontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Autism0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Autism when taking Neurontin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Autism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (2 people, 28.57%)
  2. Complex partial seizures (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakote (5 people, 71.43%)
  2. Senokot (4 people, 57.14%)
  3. Lactulose (4 people, 57.14%)
  4. Hydroxyzine hcl (3 people, 42.86%)
  5. Lamotrigine (2 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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