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Gabapentin Related Drug Dependence

Official FDA Reports501
Social Media Events31
Active Ingredients
  • Gabapentin
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Additional Terms for Drug Dependence
  • Difficult To Wean Off
  • Can Be Habit Forming
  • Feellike I Don't Need It I Don't Take It
  • Patient Comes To Rely On It Completely
  • Can't Stay Awake Without It
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  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Neurontin.


Explanation

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


List of Possible Side Effects Reported

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Social Media Comments From Around the Web

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

Gabapentin

Side Effects: Hear clicking sounds in my eras. Saw tiny lights spots ransomly. I was addicted or I couldnt eat, sleep or even form speech at times.

Helped me to eat, not think when ...


Source:" Neurontin (Gabapentin)

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Neurontin

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


Source:" NEURONTIN: Side effects, ratings, and ...

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Gabapentin

Side Effects: Severe gambling addiction and shopping addiction

I would not recommend this drug to anyone. It has ruined my life. I have lost everyone close to me. Since discontinuing this ...


Source:" MIRAPEX: Side effects, ratings, and pa...

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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: Drug dependence, Gambling, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe gambling addiction and shopping addiction I would not recommend this drug to anyone. It has ruined my life. I have lost everyone close to me. Since discontinuing this ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erectile dysfunction, Drug dependence, Abnormal dreams, Akathisia, Amnesia, Pulmonary embolism, Compulsions

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... to gay porn, spent all day sleeping as dreams were so much better than my real life, started smoking, scratch cards, short term memory problems, lying, erectile dysfunction, compulsions, two pulmonary...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling cold, Drug dependence, Akathisia, Withdrawal syndrome

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I would never recommend this drug to my worst enemy. It worked really well for a few years, but then I began augmenting, had horrible RLS, and had to quit cold turkey. 3 weeks of pure...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence, Akathisia, Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 10, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Highly addictive!!! Would sometimes bring on the RLS; but mostly just didn't really do much after the first couple of years. Mirapex worked great for the first year. Then it s...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence, Gambling, Akathisia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 3, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... everything to relieve them banging them against the wall etc.My husband was immediadley perscribed Mirapex.Not long after my husband developed a compulsive gambling addiction.He has decribed this as u...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Chills, Drug dependence, Balance disorder

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 8, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... told it is not but I take 800 msg three times a day & have for over 5 years. A couple of days ago, I missed a dose at night. By the next morning I was either freezing or hot. I had chills so bad I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence

Posted By carebear in fdb.rxlist.com on January 22, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Is this med.addicting?

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence

Posted By carebear in fdb.rxlist.com on January 22, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Is this med.addicting?

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug dependence

Posted By Anonymous in drugratingz.com on August 9, 2009 @ 12:00 am

drug was initially overprescribed; great for chronic pain...okay mood stabilizer. has a mild addiction tendency though due to its nature. (it depolarizes pain molecules or some such nonsense)



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* 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.