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Ingredients: Gabapentin
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Gabapentin, marketed under the brand name Neurontin among others, is a medication used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and hot flashes. It is also used for restless leg syndrome. It is recommended as a first line agent for the treatment of neuropathic pain arising from diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and central neuropathic pain.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dyspnoea, Wheezing, Cough, Hyperhidrosis, Fear, Fear of crowded places, Agoraphobia, Panic attack, Panic disorder with agoraphobia, Blood testosterone decreased, Apathy, Amnesia, Drug withdrawal syndrome

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Posted By Ryan on November 4, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

Had all of these side effects. Was taking off label for anxiety. Anxiety was initially better, but after about 2-3 months anxiety returned much worse. I am now trying to get off of this medication, however you must taper as you may have seizures if abruptly stopped. You also have a withdrawal syndrome with all of the above mental symptoms, however they are twice as bad as they were when you were taking the medication. Avoid if you can! Try St. John’s Wort - I’m taking that now and the anxiety/depression has lifted almost completely.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hallucination, auditory

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Posted By Robin on November 3, 2017 @ 1:59 am

I started hearing a man's loud voice when I was asleep. I mean, LOUD, like he was using a megaphone. It seemed like he was telling me how to do something, but his words made no sense. I forced myself to wake up but I still heard the man's loud voice. I just wanted him out of my head! He finally stopped talking when I stood up and walked to the bathroom. I have bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, PTSD and Asperger's Syndrome.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Headache, Sleep disorder, Constipation, Tremor, Vertigo positional, Muscular weakness, Abdominal distension, Flatulence, Weight increased, Amnesia, Bladder pain, Balance disorder, Dysgeusia, Cough, Dry mouth

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Posted By Yves Rose on September 4, 2017 @ 2:45 am

I am taking gabapentin 900 mg 3x daily for seven years. before I used to take on and off. What are my chances now. what should i do?

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal distension, Weight increased, Musculoskeletal chest pain

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Posted By kim on July 7, 2016 @ 3:58 pm

Rx for helping pin-point pain result of CIDP. Dx'd 16 months now. Helped with pain, but hard to handle the bloat under Right Rib cage. No Liver involvement.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Mjh in fdb.rxlist.com on August 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

To the other reviewer that said this drug is dangerous. It's not and quite safe when prescribed correctly. It sounds like your doctor is dangerous and should have known the obvious drug interactions. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on August 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypoaesthesia, Paraesthesia

Posted By Frank in fdb.rxlist.com on August 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Taking gabapentin for pain in my feet (cause not determined). Pain was relieved about 70% but numbness and tingling with occasional sharp pain still present, taking 1800 mg/day for 3 weeks.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By John in fdb.rxlist.com on August 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... of gabapentin for nerve pain associated with an autoimmune disease. It tends to lessen the pain, burning, pins and needles that I have in my legs. It originally made me very drowsy after taking it, ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Agitation, Hypoaesthesia, Anger, Paraesthesia, Restlessness, Suicidal behaviour

Posted By Gabapentin in fdb.rxlist.com on July 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... this. Only one 300mg dose made me sleep for over 12 hours, I guess that is how it helps pain. After waking I found myself with an intense feeling of anger, rage, and very agitated mood.I could not cal...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By ms in fdb.rxlist.com on June 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have two herniated discs that give me a terrible pain in my leg like electricity, I coudn't sleep at nite. After taking gabapentin 2 of 300 mg I can sleep almost all nite and pain is gone. My only ...

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