Gabapentin and Premature labor - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Premature labor is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Gabapentin and have Premature labor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 264,649 people who have side effects when taking Gabapentin from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Dec, 03, 2022

264,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 22 people (0.01%) have Premature labor.

What is Gabapentin?

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. eHealthMe is studying from 273,308 Gabapentin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Premature labor?

Premature labor is found to be associated with 944 drugs and 652 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Gabapentin and Premature labor reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Premature labor?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Premature labor *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Premature labor when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 5.56 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 38.89 %
  • 30-39: 27.78 %
  • 40-49: 11.11 %
  • 50-59: 5.56 %
  • 60+: 11.11 %

Common drugs people take besides Gabapentin *:

  1. Avonex: 4 people, 18.18%
  2. Tysabri: 4 people, 18.18%
  3. Dilantin: 4 people, 18.18%
  4. Xanax: 3 people, 13.64%
  5. Ambien: 3 people, 13.64%
  6. Subutex: 3 people, 13.64%
  7. Suboxone: 2 people, 9.09%
  8. Folic Acid: 2 people, 9.09%
  9. Clexane: 2 people, 9.09%
  10. Paxil: 2 people, 9.09%

Common side effects people have besides Premature labor *:

  1. Birth Control: 6 people, 27.27%
  2. Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy): 5 people, 22.73%
  3. Drug Exposure During Pregnancy: 5 people, 22.73%
  4. Premature Delivery: 3 people, 13.64%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 3 people, 13.64%
  6. Depression: 2 people, 9.09%
  7. Headache (pain in head): 2 people, 9.09%
  8. Injection Site Reaction: 2 people, 9.09%
  9. Foetal Growth Restriction (poor growth of a baby while in the mother's womb during pregnancy): 2 people, 9.09%
  10. Live Birth: 2 people, 9.09%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 8 people, 36.36%
  2. Depression: 7 people, 31.82%
  3. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 4 people, 18.18%
  4. Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel): 3 people, 13.64%
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 2 people, 9.09%
  6. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 2 people, 9.09%
  7. Drug Dependence: 2 people, 9.09%
  8. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry): 2 people, 9.09%
  9. Stress And Anxiety: 2 people, 9.09%
  10. Hiv Infection: 2 people, 9.09%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Gabapentin and have Premature labor?

Check whether Premature labor is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on gabapentin (the active ingredients of Gabapentin) and Gabapentin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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