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
Most common side effects over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified |
|Drug Ineffective||Drug Ineffective||Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)||Drug Ineffective||Pain||Pain||Pain||Pain |
|Dizziness||Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)||Anxiety||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||Drug Ineffective||Constipation||Nerve Injury||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) |
|Headache (pain in head)||Dizziness||Depression||Depression||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)||Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) |
|Pain||Pain||Drug Ineffective||Asthenia (weakness)||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||White Blood Cell Count Decreased||Discomfort||Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration) |
|Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Pain||Dizziness||Anxiety||Anxiety||Paraesthesia (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)||Depression||Dizziness||Somnolence (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 State||Headache (pain in head)||Suicidal Ideation||Chest Pain||Depression||Hypertension (high blood pressure)||Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)||Dizziness |
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||Anxiety||Hostility||Headache (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)||Vomiting||Diarrhoea||Anxiety||Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)||Jaw Fracture||Depression||Headache (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 * :
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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My legs have been swelling severely for months they checked my heart kidneys and blood pressure none of those things are causing this
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How are your oxygen levels? My legs did that before I was diagnosed with COPD. Not that you need another ailment. You for sure don't need another medication.
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