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Gabapentin

Popular Brands: : Neurontin, Gabapentin, Gralise, Novo-gabapentin, Apo-gabapentin
Official FDA Reports426,116
Social Media Events7,689
Total Posts6,401
Avg. Review Score3.34/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Gabapentin
Manufacturers
  • Actavis Elizabeth Llc
  • Depomed Inc
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Neurontin.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Gabapentin Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Gabapentin

Amnesia

short-term memory loss pros> Gabapentin's side effects deters use. Gabapentin (generic for Neurontin) can be used for nerve pain, commonly referred to as neuropathy. Neuropathy c...


Source: neurontin-gabapentin-review-454b0

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Dizziness

dizziness , drowsiness helps relieve pain, covered by insurance, sleep better Neurontin has made me life less painful!!! Neurontin (Generic Name ~ Gabapentin) Two years ago, I...


Source: neurontin-gabapentin-review-15231

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Constipation

... common side effects of Neurontin are dizziness and drowsiness. Some patients may experience nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, lack of coordination, dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation , weight gain, and ...


Source: neurontin-gabapentin-review-15231

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Asthenia, Fatigue, Dizziness, Anxiety, Dry mouth, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dizzy, anxious, tired (but unable to sleep, asthenia, dry mouth Works well for certain types of pain, but lots of side-effects!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By KitKat in fdb.rxlist.com on April 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I take 800mg X 4 a day. thank God for this medicine. I have had no side effects, we tried lowering the does, but I was in so much pain we moved it back up.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anger

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Intense anger, easily triggered, Thoughts about self harm and harming others. Disassociation during some episodes

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety, Insomnia, Withdrawal syndrome, Drug dependence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: very addicted have horrible withdrawals I go to the emergency room to get prescriptions very easy to get if I don't have it I can't sleep anxiety

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Weight increased, Appetite disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Poofy hands, poofy tummy. Most certainly water weight and gas from constipation. Sometimes "trippy" feeling. Relaxes me. Weight gain, but I was also on Remeron, and I was eating all nig...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I was on lyrica at first but was too expensive. So my dr put me on neurontin. It has helped me with the nerve pain. I was in a car wreck back in 1994. As yrs went by started having prob...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sleep disorder, Anxiety, Disturbance in attention, Somnolence, Heart rate abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Groggy, fuzzy thoughts, dark thoughts, heart pounding, could not sleep when I stopped the drug, anxiety, could not put my words together, lose train of thought before speaking ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Lost money, jobs,divorce, alcohol abuse,and spending sprees

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling cold, Fatigue, Malaise, Chills, Anxiety, Drug ineffective, Influenza like illness

Posted By AMKaloha in fdb.rxlist.com on March 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

egan taking 300 mg 2x a day. After 4 days I felt like I had the flu -- cold feeling/chills, inner anxious feeling, extreme fatigue and general malaise. Stopped taking it. Went to doctor a week l...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Swelling

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: swelling of hands and backalso and balancingsome headaches


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.