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Review: could Neurontin cause Heart palpitations?





Summary: Heart palpitations is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain.

We study 56,265 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 818 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 57,763 users)

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.(latest reports from Heart palpitations 50,967 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 56,260 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 818 people (1.45%) have Heart Palpitations.

Trend of Heart palpitations in Neurontin reports

Time on Neurontin when people have Heart palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart palpitations30.43%13.04%0.00%13.04%19.57%15.22%8.70%

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Neurontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%0.14%6.48%13.38%27.45%28.41%24.14%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Neurontin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations13.33%60.00%20.00%6.67%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (120 people, 14.67%)
  2. Anxiety (67 people, 8.19%)
  3. Depression (59 people, 7.21%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (51 people, 6.23%)
  5. Neuralgia (41 people, 5.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (137 people, 16.75%)
  2. Aspirin (131 people, 16.01%)
  3. Klonopin (129 people, 15.77%)
  4. Vioxx (121 people, 14.79%)
  5. Protonix (119 people, 14.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack
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    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Heart Pounding Or Racing, and takes Biotin)
    I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day. But when I sit down to relax at night it begins to flip and flop. Why is this persisting after near 2 weeks of stopping. By the way, I had a regular checkup about 4 or 5 days after stopping and the physician didn't say anything about what he heard in my heart and deep breathing. I have no pain but the palpitations are distracting and somewhat worrisome. Is there any cases of biotin doing damage to the heart?
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