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Effectiveness of Gabapentin by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Gabapentin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 3% 8.1% 72.7% 12.1% 4%
Balance/Equilibrium 1% 12% 62% 17% 8%
Blood Pressure 0% 5.3% 83.2% 7.4% 4.2%
Breathing 1% 6.2% 78.1% 13.5% 1%
Confidence 3% 6.1% 72.7% 12.1% 6.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 10.1% 54.5% 24.2% 11.1%
Digestion 2% 5.1% 80.6% 10.2% 2%
Emotional Well-being 4.1% 5.1% 63.3% 22.4% 5.1%
Energy 4% 13.1% 46.5% 26.3% 10.1%
Eyesight 1% 9.3% 75.3% 10.3% 4.1%
Memory 4.1% 7.1% 59.2% 21.4% 8.2%
Mental Clarity 3% 7.1% 59.6% 22.2% 8.1%
Pain 6% 22% 42% 21% 9%
Patience 3% 8% 65% 19% 5%
Sexual Health 4% 3% 78.8% 5.1% 9.1%
Skin Complexion 0% 6.2% 83.3% 8.3% 2.1%
Sleep 7% 24% 39% 23% 7%
Stress Level 4% 9.1% 61.6% 20.2% 5.1%
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Commonly Reported Gabapentin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 76.1% 10.4% 9% 1.5% 3%
Appetite Loss 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 71.3% 16% 8.5% 3.2% 1.1%
Difficulty Urinating 82.4% 11.8% 5.9% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Gas 61.2% 22.4% 10.4% 4.5% 1.5%
Sore / Swollen Gums 90.9% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 0%
Fatigue 54.7% 14.7% 16.8% 10.5% 3.2%
Depression 64.4% 17.8% 8.9% 2.2% 6.7%
Sensitivity to Light 80.6% 9% 9% 1.5% 0%
Lethargy 65.6% 18.8% 9.4% 6.2% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 45.8% 33.3% 4.2% 12.5% 4.2%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 71.3% 16.1% 5.7% 3.4% 3.4%
Blurred Vision 67.4% 15.7% 11.2% 3.4% 2.2%
Breathing Difficulties 88.1% 6% 1.5% 3% 1.5%
Vomiting 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 89.6% 1.5% 0% 3% 6%
Stomach Ache 83.6% 7.5% 6% 3% 0%
Energy Loss 69.6% 17.4% 8.7% 4.3% 0%
Anemia 95% 0% 0% 0% 5%
Confusion 65.7% 22.4% 7.5% 1.5% 3%
Fever 94% 3% 1.5% 0% 1.5%
Increased Appetite 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 91% 6% 1.5% 1.5% 0%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 86.4% 9.1% 4.5% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 86.4% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 4.5%
Muscle Spasms 70% 20% 0% 10% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 71.4% 0% 14.3% 14.3% 0%
Slow Breathing 80% 10% 0% 10% 0%
Anxiety 65.7% 20.9% 9% 3% 1.5%
Chills 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 45.3% 22.1% 15.8% 12.6% 4.2%
Nausea 73.2% 12.5% 5.4% 8.9% 0%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 66.7% 12.5% 8.3% 4.2% 8.3%
Dizziness 53.7% 25.3% 8.4% 9.5% 3.2%
Fidgeting and/or Pacing 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 71.4% 14.3% 0% 0% 14.3%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 60.9% 17.4% 4.3% 13% 4.3%
Change in Weight 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Itching 0% 50% 0% 0% 50%
Dehydration / Thirst 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Apathy / Indifference 81.8% 13.6% 4.5% 0% 0%
Insomnia 68.7% 17.9% 6% 3% 4.5%
Allergic Reaction 96.3% 0% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 71.6% 11.9% 9% 4.5% 3%
Diarrhea 86.6% 6% 7.5% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Gabapentin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Emotional Oversensitivity 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 60% 20% 0% 20%
Reduced Libido 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Blistering 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Delirium 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Feeling of Floating 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Pain 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 0% 75% 0% 25% 0%
Chest Tightness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Cough 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 76.9% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 16.7% 33.3% 33.3% 16.7% 0%
Apathy / Indifference 0% 40% 20% 20% 20%
Pancreas Problems 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 92.9% 3.6% 3.6% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 16.7% 50% 16.7% 16.7% 0%
Vomiting 88.9% 0% 0% 11.1% 0%
Slow Reflexes 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Sores 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Eye Pressure 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Tenderness 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Decrease in White Blood Cell Count 95.5% 0% 0% 0% 4.5%
Skin Rash 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in Platelet Count 95.5% 0% 0% 0% 4.5%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sweating 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Mouth Sores 85.2% 11.1% 3.7% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 75% 0% 0% 12.5% 12.5%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Elevated Cholesterol Level 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Infection 91.7% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 0%
Disorientation 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Gabapentin
Since taking Gabapentin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Blindness 0.3%
Fall 2.4%
Hallucination 0.3%
Hospitalization 0.5%
Seizure 1.1%
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User Comments about Gabapentin
16 Apr 2014 I don't like the things that my body was going through far as ankle pain. wrist pain, neck pain, arm pain ,knee pain and eye pain. She tried to make me think it wasn't the meds., but I told her I didn't have all these problems until after I had my dose increase. All I want to do is to just get off this stuff and handle it the best way that I can.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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27 Dec 2013 I use this drug because of severe chronic pain and Lupus. I haven' t taken it as prescribed because of fear of dependency but my pain is so bad I can't get moving out of bed unless I take this with Percocet. I have heard stories about side effects of this medicine that I was afraid to take it but when the pain got so bad, I started taking it again because I couldn't cope with the pain. I hate taking pills and being dependant on medicines like these but I am exhausted from trying to fight the pain. I am hoping Gabapentin will help with my pain and give me relief. If anyone is taking this medicine and give me some info on if it works for them and no side effects this would help.
   —Posted by Barb
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17 Apr 2013 MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY TELL ME I AM ACTING CONFUSED, SLURRING SPEECH, AND NOT MYSELF,
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18 Jan 2014 i was the same as well as a rapid weight gain, i was totally loopy went off as it did not seem to help much
   —Posted by judy
12 Feb 2013 Gapapentin caused all those autoimmune symptoms. Your question was to rate the drug. It is a bad drug take it off the market. Its a killer
   —Posted by debi
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29 Sep 2012 So far it seems to be working.
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