Neurontin and Autism - from FDA reports


Summary

Autism is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 2-9 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Depakote, and have Convulsion . We study 75,357 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA. Among them, 8 have Autism. Find out below who they are, when they have Autism and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 78,064 users)

Autism

Autism (a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, drug exposure during pregnancy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (latest reports from 3,169 Autism patients).

On Feb, 10, 2017

75,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 8 people (0.01%) have Autism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Autism?

Time on Neurontin when people have Autism *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Autism when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 87.5 %
  • male: 12.5 %

Age of people who have Autism when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 85.71 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 14.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Complex Partial Seizures (1 person, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Depakote (5 people, 62.50%)
  • Lactulose (4 people, 50.00%)
  • Topiramate (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Lamotrigine (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Lexapro (1 person, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Gain Poor (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Increased Activity (3 people, 37.50%)
  • Screaming (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Nightmares (2 people, 25.00%)
  • Developmental Delay (2 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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