Review: could Neurontin cause Stroke?


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 63,575 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,650 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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


Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, weakness, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 103,875 Stroke patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

63,575 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 1,650 people (2.6%) have Stroke

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Stroke?

Time on Neurontin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 21.98 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.99 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.68 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.48 %
  • 10+ years: 2.2 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 57.39 %
  • male: 42.61 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.22 %
  • 20-29: 1.27 %
  • 30-39: 5.02 %
  • 40-49: 21.14 %
  • 50-59: 26.39 %
  • 60+: 45.95 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (211 people)
  • Hypertension (152 people)
  • Arthritis (151 people)
  • Depression (134 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (98 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (502 people)
  • Plavix (266 people)
  • Lasix (250 people)
  • Aspirin (232 people)
  • Lipitor (224 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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