Review: could Neurontin cause Vitamin B12 Deficiency?


Vitamin b12 deficiency is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Morphine Sulfate, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 63,575 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 48 have Vitamin b12 deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitamin b12 deficiency 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)

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin b12 deficiency has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, crohn's disease, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 2,366 Vitamin b12 deficiency patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

63,575 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 48 people (0.08%) have Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Vitamin b12 deficiency?

Time on Neurontin when people have Vitamin B12 Deficiency *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 63.83 %
  • male: 36.17 %

Age of people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.56 %
  • 40-49: 2.78 %
  • 50-59: 50.0 %
  • 60+: 41.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (6 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (5 people)
  • Insomnia (4 people)
  • Hypertension (3 people)
  • Arthritis (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (17 people)
  • Morphine Sulfate (17 people)
  • Zometa (16 people)
  • Prilosec (16 people)
  • Percocet (16 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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