Review: could Neurontin cause Myasthenia Gravis?


Summary

Myasthenia gravis is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Prilosec, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 63,574 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Myasthenia gravis. Find out below who they are, when they have Myasthenia gravis and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 63,468 users)

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis (a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 2,988 Myasthenia gravis patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

63,574 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 38 people (0.06%) have Myasthenia Gravis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Myasthenia gravis?

Time on Neurontin when people have Myasthenia Gravis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Myasthenia Gravis when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 36.84 %
  • male: 63.16 %

Age of people who have Myasthenia Gravis when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 11.76 %
  • 40-49: 5.88 %
  • 50-59: 17.65 %
  • 60+: 64.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (16 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (4 people)
  • Arthralgia (4 people)
  • Back Injury (2 people)
  • Migraine (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prozac (19 people)
  • Prilosec (19 people)
  • Levaquin (18 people)
  • Mirapex (17 people)
  • Clindamycin (17 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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