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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 37,117 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 39,689 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

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

On Apr, 26, 2015: 37,117 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
DizzinessSomnolenceAnxietyDepressionDrug IneffectiveConstipationNerve InjuryNausea
HeadacheDizzinessDrug IneffectiveFatigueFatigueNeutropeniaMuscle SpasmsFatigue
PainPainDepressionDizzinessInsomniaWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedDiscomfortDyspnoea
NauseaDepressionHostilitySomnolencePetechiaeAnaemiaMood SwingsDrug Ineffective
Confusional StateHeadacheDizzinessAnxietyAnxietyHypertensionNeuropathy PeripheralDizziness
TremorAnxietySuicidal IdeationChest PainAmnesiaTremorRestless Leg SyndromeFall
AstheniaVomitingDiarrhoeaHeadacheHypertensionJaw FractureDepressionHeadache
FatigueRenal Failure AcuteNauseaDrug ToxicityWeight IncreasedExostosisHeadacheDiarrhoea

Most common side effects by age * :

Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusDrug IneffectivePyrexiaCompleted SuicideFatigueNauseaPainPain
Drug Exposure During PregnancyConvulsionHeadachePainHeadachePainNauseaNausea
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome NeonatalCardiac ArrestConvulsionConvulsionPainHeadacheFatigueFall
Respiratory DisorderPyrexiaCompleted SuicidePyrexiaNauseaFatigueAnxietyDrug Ineffective
Orthostatic HypotensionInsomniaPainHeadachePyrexiaVomitingFallDizziness
Foetal Distress SyndromePancreatitis AcuteDrug IneffectiveAnxietyAnxietyDepressionDizzinessAsthenia
Drug Withdrawal ConvulsionsSpeech Disorder DevelopmentalTremorNauseaDyspnoeaCompleted SuicidePyrexiaDyspnoea
DysphagiaVomitingRashDrug IneffectiveDizzinessDiarrhoeaHeadacheDiarrhoea
Epilepsy NosFebrile NeutropeniaNauseaVomitingDepressionAnxietyDyspnoeaFatigue
Metabolic AcidosisDehydrationCardiac ArrestConfusional StateCompleted SuicideDyspnoeaDiarrhoeaPneumonia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Are you taking Gabapentin?


On eHealthMe, Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used for neuralgia. Find out below the conditions Gabapentin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

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