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Review: could Neurontin cause Stroke?

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

We study 56,199 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,556 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke 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.

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) (latest reports from 444,418 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 56,222 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 1,556 people (2.77%) have Stroke. They amount to 0.35% of all the 440,008 people who have Stroke on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stroke in Neurontin reports

Time on Neurontin when people have Stroke * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stroke20.62%19.59%11.34%20.62%12.37%13.40%2.06%

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Neurontin * :

FemaleMale
Stroke58.21%41.79%

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Neurontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stroke0.00%0.00%0.07%0.94%5.01%21.21%28.18%44.59%

Severity of Stroke when taking Neurontin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Stroke ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (222 people, 14.27%)
  2. Arthritis (153 people, 9.83%)
  3. Hypertension (144 people, 9.25%)
  4. Depression (132 people, 8.48%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (95 people, 6.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (532 people, 34.19%)
  2. Aspirin (286 people, 18.38%)
  3. Plavix (282 people, 18.12%)
  4. Lasix (250 people, 16.07%)
  5. Lipitor (218 people, 14.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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