Neurontin and Myasthenia gravis - from FDA reports


Summary

Myasthenia gravis is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prilosec, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 75,357 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA. Among them, 37 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 78,061 users)

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis (a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily) has been reported by people with myasthenia gravis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 4,076 Myasthenia gravis patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

75,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 37 people (0.05%) 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: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 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: 35.14 %
  • male: 64.86 %

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: 12.12 %
  • 40-49: 3.03 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (17 people, 45.95%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (4 people, 10.81%)
  • Joint Pain (4 people, 10.81%)
  • Back Injury (2 people, 5.41%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (1 person, 2.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prozac (19 people, 51.35%)
  • Prilosec (19 people, 51.35%)
  • Levaquin (18 people, 48.65%)
  • Zolpidem (17 people, 45.95%)
  • Haloperidol (17 people, 45.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (24 people, 64.86%)
  • Overdose (21 people, 56.76%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (21 people, 56.76%)
  • Anaemia (21 people, 56.76%)
  • Ventricular Extrasystoles (20 people, 54.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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