Review: could Neurontin cause Stroke?


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vioxx, and have Pain . We study 74,636 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,793 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 76,477 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with gastrointestinal haemorrhage, breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 162,954 Stroke patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

74,636 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 1,793 people (2.4%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Stroke?

Time on Neurontin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 22.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.58 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.79 %
  • 10+ years: 2.11 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 57.05 %
  • male: 42.95 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.21 %
  • 20-29: 1.45 %
  • 30-39: 4.98 %
  • 40-49: 20.55 %
  • 50-59: 26.3 %
  • 60+: 46.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (240 people, 13.39%)
  • Hypertension (172 people, 9.59%)
  • Arthritis (154 people, 8.59%)
  • Depression (144 people, 8.03%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (120 people, 6.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (504 people, 28.11%)
  • Plavix (281 people, 15.67%)
  • Lasix (270 people, 15.06%)
  • Lipitor (245 people, 13.66%)
  • Aspirin (234 people, 13.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (397 people, 22.14%)
  • Myocardial Infarction (391 people, 21.81%)
  • Anxiety (367 people, 20.47%)
  • Depression (353 people, 19.69%)
  • Hypertension (327 people, 18.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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