Review: could Neurontin cause Tooth loss?
Summary: Tooth loss could be caused by Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.
We study 56,199 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 344 have Tooth loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Tooth loss and more.
On Apr, 9, 2014: 56,222 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 344 people (0.61%) have Tooth Loss. They amount to 0.63% of all the 54,632 people who have Tooth Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Neurontin when people have Tooth loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Tooth loss||0.00%||11.11%||0.00%||33.33%||44.44%||11.11%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Tooth loss when taking Neurontin * :
|Tooth loss||73.25%||26.75% |
Age of people who have Tooth loss when taking Neurontin * :
|Tooth loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.30%||2.12%||18.79%||40.91%||37.88% |
Severity of Tooth loss when taking Neurontin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Tooth loss||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Tooth loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Tooth loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (59 people, 17.15%)
- Anxiety (57 people, 16.57%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (42 people, 12.21%)
- Osteoporosis (40 people, 11.63%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (40 people, 11.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (218 people, 63.37%)
- Aredia (154 people, 44.77%)
- Ambien (123 people, 35.76%)
- Oxycontin (118 people, 34.30%)
- Flexeril (114 people, 33.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
Have had 6 teeth snap off near the gum line in the lat year, and have one loose about to come out. Dentist says symptom is severe caries most likely from medicine taken
From this study (1 year ago):
Severe tooth damage, decay at gumline have lost 8 teeth in 2yrs time. Started neurontin at high doses in 2009/2010 its is now end 2012 and I have lost 8 teeth with all the rest to go. Literally.
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