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Gabapentin

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3  Effectiveness
5.7  Side Effects
4.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 9 Gabapentin side effects and 5 Gabapentin 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
Movement Problems 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Confusion 64.7% 23.5% 7.4% 1.5% 2.9%
Headache 70.5% 15.8% 8.4% 3.2% 2.1%
Concentration / Focus Problems 45.8% 33.3% 4.2% 12.5% 4.2%
Blurred Vision 66.7% 15.6% 12.2% 3.3% 2.2%
Fever 94.1% 2.9% 1.5% 0% 1.5%
Hair Growth 86.4% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 4.5%
Difficulty Urinating 82.4% 11.8% 5.9% 0% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 90.9% 4.5% 4.5% 0% 0%
Chills 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 55.2% 14.6% 16.7% 10.4% 3.1%
Nausea 73.2% 12.5% 5.4% 8.9% 0%
Allergic Reaction 96.3% 0% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
Cold Symptoms 75% 11.8% 8.8% 1.5% 2.9%
Irritability / Impatience 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 67.6% 17.6% 5.9% 2.9% 5.9%
Stomach Ache 82.4% 7.4% 5.9% 4.4% 0%
Muscle Cramping 72.1% 11.8% 8.8% 4.4% 2.9%
Muscle Spasms 70% 20% 0% 10% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 71.4% 0% 14.3% 14.3% 0%
Depression 63.7% 17.6% 9.9% 2.2% 6.6%
Lethargy 65.6% 18.8% 9.4% 6.2% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 86.4% 9.1% 4.5% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 69.6% 17.4% 8.7% 4.3% 0%
Apathy / Indifference 81.8% 13.6% 4.5% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Anemia 95% 0% 0% 0% 5%
Coordination / Balance Problems 66.7% 12.5% 8.3% 4.2% 8.3%
Drowsiness 45.8% 21.9% 15.6% 12.5% 4.2%
Sensitivity to Light 80.9% 8.8% 8.8% 1.5% 0%
Abdominal Pain 60.9% 17.4% 4.3% 13% 4.3%
Anxiety 64.7% 20.6% 8.8% 4.4% 1.5%
Sweating 71.4% 14.3% 0% 0% 14.3%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 91.2% 5.9% 1.5% 1.5% 0%
Itching 0% 50% 0% 0% 50%
Mood Swings 71.6% 15.9% 5.7% 3.4% 3.4%
Gas 60.3% 22.1% 11.8% 4.4% 1.5%
Fidgeting and/or Pacing 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 88.2% 5.9% 1.5% 2.9% 1.5%
Change in Weight 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3% 0%
Slow Breathing 80% 10% 0% 10% 0%
Diarrhea 85.3% 5.9% 8.8% 0% 0%
Dizziness 53.1% 25% 8.3% 10.4% 3.1%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 89.7% 1.5% 0% 2.9% 5.9%
Dehydration / Thirst 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Increased Appetite 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Gabapentin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Elevated Cholesterol Level 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Chest Tightness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Emotional Oversensitivity 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 0% 75% 0% 25% 0%
Tenderness 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Decrease in Platelet Count 95.5% 0% 0% 0% 4.5%
Eye Pressure 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Chest Pain 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Sores 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 75% 0% 0% 12.5% 12.5%
Reduced Libido 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Infection 91.7% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 60% 20% 0% 20%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Sore / Swollen Gums 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Change in Weight 76.9% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 16.7% 33.3% 33.3% 16.7% 0%
Energy Loss 16.7% 50% 16.7% 16.7% 0%
Tingling Sensations 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Decrease in White Blood Cell Count 95.5% 0% 0% 0% 4.5%
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Blistering 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Cough 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Feeling of Floating 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Mouth Sores 85.2% 11.1% 3.7% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Delirium 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 92.9% 3.6% 3.6% 0% 0%
Vomiting 88.9% 0% 0% 11.1% 0%
Fever 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Pancreas Problems 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Apathy / Indifference 0% 40% 20% 20% 20%
Disorientation 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 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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