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Review: Gabapentin side effects

In this review, we analyze Gabapentin side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin. The review is based on 36,957 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,518 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (gabapentin): Neurontin, Gralise.

On Nov, 24, 2014: 36,957 people who reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin are studied

 outcomes

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveAmnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Drug IneffectivePainPainPainPain
DizzinessSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug IneffectiveConstipationNerve InjuryNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)DizzinessDepressionDepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainPainDrug IneffectiveAsthenia (weakness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)White Blood Cell Count DecreasedDiscomfortDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)PainDizzinessAnxietyAnxietyParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Anxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DepressionDizzinessSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin)Anaemia (lack of blood)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Drug Ineffective
Confusional StateHeadache (pain in head)Suicidal IdeationChest PainDepressionHypertension (high blood pressure)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Dizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)AnxietyHostilityHeadache (pain in head)Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)Restless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)Fall
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)VomitingDiarrhoeaAnxietyAcute Myeloid Leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)Jaw FractureDepressionHeadache (pain in head)
Asthenia (weakness)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Exostosis (formation of new bone on the surface of a bone)Headache (pain in head)Diarrhoea

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)Drug IneffectivePyrexia (fever)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)PainPain
Drug Exposure During PregnancyConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)PainHeadache (pain in head)PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome Neonatal (prenatal nas is caused by discontinuation of drugs taken by the pregnant mother)Cardiac ArrestHeadache (pain in head)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)PainHeadache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fall
Respiratory Disorder (respiratory disease)Pyrexia (fever)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Orthostatic Hypotension (a medical condition consisting of a sudden decrease in blood pressure when a person stands up)Insomnia (sleeplessness)PainHeadache (pain in head)Pyrexia (fever)VomitingFallDizziness
Foetal Distress Syndrome (altered heart rate or rhythm and leading tocompromised blood flow or changes in blood chemistry of foetus)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Drug IneffectiveAnxietyAnxietyCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
Drug Withdrawal ConvulsionsSpeech Disorder DevelopmentalTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)DepressionPyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)VomitingRash (redness)Drug IneffectiveDizzinessDiarrhoeaHeadache (pain in head)Diarrhoea
Epilepsy Nos (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures)Febrile Neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)VomitingDepressionAnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Metabolic Acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Condition AggravatedDizzinessCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)DiarrhoeaPneumonia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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