Drug Safety Information for GABITRIL (Tiagabine hydrochloride)

Safety-related Labeling Changes for GABITRIL (TIAGABINE HYDROCHLORIDE) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Adverse Drug Reactions for GABITRIL* (Tiagabine hydrochloride)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with GABITRIL
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
1Convulsion213
2Dizziness*91
3Confusional state*90
4Drug ineffective87
5Loss of consciousness80
6Tremor*69
7Anxiety67
8Completed suicide66
9Nausea64
10Headache61
11Fall61
12Insomnia61
13Drug interaction58
14Pain58
15Depression*55
16Fatigue54
17Diabetes mellitus52
18Vomiting52
19Overdose50
20Agitation48

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of GABITRIL " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking GABITRIL
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
1Product used for unknown indication307
2Convulsion279
3Neuralgia*196
4Insomnia*187
5Anxiety*159
6Epilepsy144
7Generalised anxiety disorder*134
8Bipolar disorder107
9Complex partial seizures94
10Psychogenic pain disorder85

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.


Types of Adverse Events for GABITRIL

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 7508


Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for GABITRIL

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 7508*


* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Tiagabine hydrochloride (Gabitril)

Charts are based on 7508 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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