A study for a 73 year old woman who takes Gabapentin - from FDA reports


18,316 females aged 73 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 73 year old female patient who has Neuropathy. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on gender, age, active ingredients of any drugs used. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are considered.

What are the drugs?

What are the conditions?

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Jan, 12, 2019

18,316 females aged 73 (±5) who take Gabapentin are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Gabapentin for a 73-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 73
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Neuropathy
  • Drugs taken:
    • Gabapentin (gabapentin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Dizziness
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  4. Depression
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Fall
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Confusional state
  9. Feeling abnormal
  10. Headache (pain in head)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Dizziness
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Feeling abnormal
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Vision blurred
  7. Gait disturbance
  8. Weakness
  9. Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  10. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Pain in extremity
  3. Dizziness
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Fall
  6. Gait disturbance
  7. Peripheral swelling
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Weight increased
  10. Rashes (redness)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Weakness
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Weight increased
  5. Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  6. Rashes (redness)
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  8. Drowsiness
  9. Breathing difficulty
  10. Hyponatremia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Dizziness
  3. High blood pressure
  4. Memory loss
  5. Peripheral sensory neuropathy (damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves)
  6. Fall
  7. Hallucination, visual (seeing things that aren't there)
  8. Weakness
  9. Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  10. Stress and anxiety
5 - 10 years:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Urinary tract infection
  4. Skin discoloration
  5. Vaginal bleeding between periods
  6. Uterine enlargement
  7. Urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Appetite - decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
  10. Biliary tract disorder
10+ years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Periarthritis (inflammation of the external coats of an artery and of the tissues around the artery)
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  4. Hearing loss
  5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
  6. Stress and anxiety
  7. Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  8. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  9. Disability
  10. Burning sensation
not specified:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fall
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Weakness
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Dizziness
  8. Breathing difficulty
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Pain in extremity

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 1,759 people, 9.60%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 1,430 people, 7.81%
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 1,354 people, 7.39%
  4. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 1,312 people, 7.16%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol : 1,208 people, 6.60%
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 843 people, 4.60%
  7. Depression : 843 people, 4.60%
  8. Diabetes : 797 people, 4.35%
  9. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 753 people, 4.11%
  10. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 691 people, 3.77%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Synthroid (1,491 people, 8.14%)
  2. Lasix (1,418 people, 7.74%)
  3. Metformin (1,146 people, 6.26%)
  4. Revlimid (1,058 people, 5.78%)
  5. Vitamin D (1,056 people, 5.77%)
  6. Lipitor (1,052 people, 5.74%)
  7. Aspirin (1,004 people, 5.48%)
  8. Nexium (961 people, 5.25%)
  9. Amlodipine (927 people, 5.06%)
  10. Lyrica (905 people, 4.94%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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