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Review: could Neurontin cause Lightheadedness - dizzy?

Summary: Lightheadedness - dizzy could be caused by Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 56,203 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,548 have Lightheadedness - dizzy. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness - dizzy 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.

Lightheadedness - dizzy

Lightheadedness - dizzy (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness) (latest reports from 1,288,669 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 56,222 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 3,548 people (6.31%) have Lightheadedness - Dizzy. They amount to 0.28% of all the 1,286,347 people who have Lightheadedness - Dizzy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lightheadedness - dizzy in Neurontin reports

Time on Neurontin when people have Lightheadedness - dizzy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lightheadedness - dizzy38.34%22.17%10.39%8.78%11.55%7.16%1.62%

Gender of people who have Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Neurontin * :

FemaleMale
Lightheadedness - dizzy67.75%32.25%

Age of people who have Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Neurontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lightheadedness - dizzy0.00%0.24%0.73%4.48%8.09%18.27%28.39%39.81%

Severity of Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Neurontin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lightheadedness - dizzy12.00%64.00%24.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Lightheadedness - dizzy ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lightheadedness - dizzy12.50%12.50%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (704 people, 19.84%)
  2. Depression (351 people, 9.89%)
  3. Hypertension (279 people, 7.86%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (270 people, 7.61%)
  5. Neuralgia (228 people, 6.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (650 people, 18.32%)
  2. Lyrica (557 people, 15.70%)
  3. Xanax (540 people, 15.22%)
  4. Ambien (519 people, 14.63%)
  5. Oxycontin (517 people, 14.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • BECAUSE OF A STROKE I EXPERIENCED AUGUST 5, 2010, I AM UNCOMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN 24/7 ADD THE DISCOMFORTS CREATED FROM THE MEDICINE I TAKE SOME DAYS ARE HARDER TO STAY POSITIVE ABOUT MY LIFE. I HAVE A LOT OF STRESS DAILY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ACHIEVE SOME LEVEL OF COMFORT AND I SEEM TO BE FAILING AND I FEEL ITS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF THE MEDICINES I TAKE.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Seems the lightheadedness is more prominent when I don't eat much. As Gabapentin can cause weight gain, I am trying to keep calorie count down but I notice that I feel spacey or even slightly "buzzed" when I eat less & take the Gabapentin. I currently take 600mg twice a day for Occipital Neuralgia. I attempted 600mg 3 times a day ( because my pain is not fully controlled at 2 times a day) but the higher dose made me panicked & increased anxiety to levels that made me nervous a about taking the medication since it has been linked to the cause of some suicides.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I am on Remicade once a month since July 22nd of 2013. Had a great response until I hurt my low back again. Then the back pain just worked it's way right up my spine to the neck. I have had neck fusion one level...several bad discs. A knee replacement, a shoulder reconstruction etc. The numbness and tingling in my left hand and buzzing in my left ear are driving me nuts. A recent hearing exam showed I had nerve problems there as well. Don't know what to think. Had a brain MRI it showed normal. Now thinking a spinal tap in order?

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