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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 36,857 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 39,456 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

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

On Aug, 31, 2014: 36,857 people who reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveAmnesiaDrug IneffectivePainPainPainPain
DizzinessSomnolenceAnxietyFatigueDrug IneffectiveConstipationNerve InjuryNausea
HeadacheDizzinessDrug IneffectiveDepressionFatigueNeutropeniaMood SwingsFatigue
PainPainDepressionDizzinessInsomniaWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedDiscomfortDyspnoea
NauseaDepressionHostilitySomnolencePetechiaeAnaemiaMuscle SpasmsDrug Ineffective
Confusional StateHeadacheSuicidal IdeationAnxietyAnxietyHypertensionHeadacheDizziness
AstheniaAnxietyDizzinessHeadacheAmnesiaExostosisNeuropathy PeripheralFall
TremorRenal Failure AcuteDiarrhoeaFeeling AbnormalPain In ExtremityDiabetes MellitusRestless Leg SyndromeHeadache
FatigueVomitingNauseaDrug ToxicityWithdrawal SyndromeGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDeep Vein ThrombosisDiarrhoea

Most common side effects by age * :

Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusDrug IneffectivePyrexiaCompleted SuicideFatigueNauseaPainPain
Drug Exposure During PregnancyConvulsionConvulsionPainHeadachePainNauseaNausea
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome NeonatalCardiac ArrestHeadachePyrexiaPainHeadacheFatigueFall
Respiratory DisorderPyrexiaCompleted SuicideConvulsionNauseaFatigueAnxietyDrug Ineffective
Orthostatic HypotensionInsomniaPainHeadachePyrexiaVomitingFallDizziness
Foetal Distress SyndromePancreatitis AcuteDrug IneffectiveAnxietyAnxietyDepressionDizzinessAsthenia
Drug Withdrawal ConvulsionsSpeech Disorder DevelopmentalTremorNauseaDyspnoeaCompleted SuicidePyrexiaDyspnoea
Epilepsy NosFebrile NeutropeniaNauseaDrug IneffectiveDepressionAnxietyDyspnoeaFatigue
Metabolic AcidosisDehydrationCondition AggravatedConfusional StateCompleted SuicideDyspnoeaDiarrhoeaPneumonia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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