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Gabapentin

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3  Effectiveness
5.7  Side Effects
4.8  Holistic Benefits

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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% 73% 12% 4%
Balance/Equilibrium 1% 11.9% 61.4% 16.8% 8.9%
Blood Pressure 0% 5.2% 82.3% 8.3% 4.2%
Breathing 1% 6.2% 78.4% 13.4% 1%
Confidence 3% 6% 73% 12% 6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 10% 54% 24% 12%
Digestion 2% 5.1% 79.8% 10.1% 3%
Emotional Well-being 4% 6.1% 62.6% 22.2% 5.1%
Energy 4% 13% 47% 26% 10%
Eyesight 1% 9.2% 74.5% 11.2% 4.1%
Memory 4% 7.1% 58.6% 21.2% 9.1%
Mental Clarity 3% 7% 59% 22% 9%
Pain 5.9% 22.8% 41.6% 20.8% 8.9%
Patience 3% 7.9% 65.3% 18.8% 5%
Sexual Health 4% 3% 79% 5% 9%
Skin Complexion 0% 6.2% 82.5% 8.2% 3.1%
Sleep 6.9% 23.8% 38.6% 22.8% 7.9%
Stress Level 4% 9% 61% 20% 6%
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Commonly Reported Gabapentin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 60.9% 17.4% 4.3% 13% 4.3%
Allergic Reaction 96.3% 0% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
Anemia 95% 0% 0% 0% 5%
Anxiety 64.7% 20.6% 8.8% 4.4% 1.5%
Apathy / Indifference 81.8% 13.6% 4.5% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 66.7% 15.6% 12.2% 3.3% 2.2%
Breathing Difficulties 88.2% 5.9% 1.5% 2.9% 1.5%
Change in Sex Drive 71.4% 0% 14.3% 14.3% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Chills 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 75% 11.8% 8.8% 1.5% 2.9%
Concentration / Focus Problems 45.8% 33.3% 4.2% 12.5% 4.2%
Confusion 64.7% 23.5% 7.4% 1.5% 2.9%
Coordination / Balance Problems 66.7% 12.5% 8.3% 4.2% 8.3%
Dark / Tarry Stools 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Depression 63.7% 17.6% 9.9% 2.2% 6.6%
Diarrhea 85.3% 5.9% 8.8% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 82.4% 11.8% 5.9% 0% 0%
Dizziness 53.1% 25% 8.3% 10.4% 3.1%
Drowsiness 45.8% 21.9% 15.6% 12.5% 4.2%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3% 0%
Energy Loss 69.6% 17.4% 8.7% 4.3% 0%
Fatigue 55.2% 14.6% 16.7% 10.4% 3.1%
Fever 94.1% 2.9% 1.5% 0% 1.5%
Fidgeting and/or Pacing 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 60.3% 22.1% 11.8% 4.4% 1.5%
Hair Growth 86.4% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 4.5%
Headache 70.5% 15.8% 8.4% 3.2% 2.1%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Increased Appetite 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 67.6% 17.6% 5.9% 2.9% 5.9%
Irregular Heartbeat 91.2% 5.9% 1.5% 1.5% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Itching 0% 50% 0% 0% 50%
Lethargy 65.6% 18.8% 9.4% 6.2% 0%
Mood Swings 71.6% 15.9% 5.7% 3.4% 3.4%
Movement Problems 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 72.1% 11.8% 8.8% 4.4% 2.9%
Muscle Spasms 70% 20% 0% 10% 0%
Nausea 73.2% 12.5% 5.4% 8.9% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 86.4% 9.1% 4.5% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 80.9% 8.8% 8.8% 1.5% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 89.7% 1.5% 0% 2.9% 5.9%
Slow Breathing 80% 10% 0% 10% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 90.9% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 82.4% 7.4% 5.9% 4.4% 0%
Sweating 71.4% 14.3% 0% 0% 14.3%
Vomiting 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Gabapentin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Apathy / Indifference 0% 40% 20% 20% 20%
Blistering 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 76.9% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Chest Pain 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Chest Tightness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Cough 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in Platelet Count 95.5% 0% 0% 0% 4.5%
Decrease in White Blood Cell Count 95.5% 0% 0% 0% 4.5%
Delirium 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Disorientation 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Elevated Cholesterol Level 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Emotional Oversensitivity 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 16.7% 50% 16.7% 16.7% 0%
Eye Pressure 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Feeling of Floating 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 16.7% 33.3% 33.3% 16.7% 0%
Infection 91.7% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 0%
Lethargy 0% 75% 0% 25% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 60% 20% 0% 20%
Mouth Sores 85.2% 11.1% 3.7% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 75% 0% 0% 12.5% 12.5%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Pancreas Problems 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Sores 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Sweating 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Tenderness 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 92.9% 3.6% 3.6% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Vomiting 88.9% 0% 0% 11.1% 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 0.8%
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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