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Review: could Neurontin cause Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome?

Summary: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome could be caused by Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Metoprolol tartrate, and have Hypercholesterolemia.

We study 56,203 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome 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.

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (a sleep disorder that involves cessation or significant decrease in airflow in the presence of breathing effort) (latest reports from 592 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, insomnia, gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 56,222 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. They amount to 0.17% of all the 580 people who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in Neurontin reports

Time on Neurontin when people have Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome when taking Neurontin * :

FemaleMale
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome when taking Neurontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome when taking Neurontin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolemia (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hypercholesterolaemia (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Back pain (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Stuffy nose (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Adhd (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metoprolol tartrate (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Vytorin (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Fish oil (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Acetaminophen (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Naproxen sodium (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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