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Gabapentin Related Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

Official FDA Reports802
Social Media Events18
Active Ingredients
  • Gabapentin
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Additional Terms for Drug Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Withdrawls
  • Withdrawal Symptom
  • Side Effects When Quitting
  • Withdrawal From This Medication May Be Extremely Unpleasant
  • Withdraws
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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

... I've tried to stop the gabapentin and couldn't do it without withdrawals. I have forgotten to take medicines with me while out for a long day and also had withdrawal symptoms which include severe stom...


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Gabapentin

... because my dr is afraid to prescribe anything else. Oh, and even after only being on the drug for a short time, when going off of it you can expect terrible withdrawal symptoms like an alcoholic going...


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Gabapentin

... more headache than usual, sleepy, tired, active but with a tingling sensation on my tongue and so on, depression when I didn't take it, intolerable, anxiety, sweats, withdrawal symptoms , but it does h...


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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: Abdominal discomfort, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Diarrhoea

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 5, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... gabapentin and couldn't do it without withdrawals. I have forgotten to take medicines with me while out for a long day and also had withdrawal symptoms which include severe stomach pain and diarrhea....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Chills, Anger, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Dyspepsia, Hyperhidrosis, Influenza like illness, Muscular weakness, Decreased appetite, Fear

Posted By Usually happy in fdb.rxlist.com on August 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... has been two weeks now and the misery is still with me. So angry at my dr for prescribing this med! Don't try it if you've got a tender stomach! Now, I've got miserable nausea, gas pains that wake me ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Fatigue, Hypoaesthesia, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Amnesia, Depression, Hyperhidrosis, Paraesthesia, Somnolence, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 2, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... I was taking Gabapentin for 3 years but I stopped it because it has too many side effects, including numbness on my whole body, weight gain is a major fact, more headache than usual, sleepy, tired, ac...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Personality change, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Morbid thoughts, Weight increased, Suicidal behaviour

Posted By dhirn in viewpoints.com on November 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... for all. My 17 year old daughter was given this medication in February 2008 to help in the prevention of her migraines. In a couple of days her entire personality changed, she was rude to us, shut h...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug withdrawal syndrome, Memory impairment

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 30, 2011 @ 12:00 am

am having memory issues some long term and some short. Friends have suggest that gabapatin might be the problem i take 1600 mg a day. if i reduce this is there a withdrawl issue? have leg pain at nigh...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Mood swings, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Premenstrual syndrome, Aggression, Amnesia, Confusional state, Insomnia, Migraine, Restlessness, Thinking abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 27, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Confusion, difficulty thinking, mood swings (particularly with pms which has never been a problem), aggressive, violent outbursts (again with pms), tired, short term memory problems, in...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Confusional state, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 12, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... withdrawl trying to get me on LYRICA. He has correctly noted my sleep pattern of 5 pm to 5am needs fixing to a 10 PM bedtime for circadium rhythems... SIDE EFFECTS --insomnia, burning of hands of fe...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor, Nausea, Vomiting, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Anxiety, Depression, Somnolence, Musculoskeletal discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 29, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: At first, it worked well, I could sign my name again and the tremors stopped. However, I had nausea, vomiting and fatigue, which I hoped would clear up in time. Instead, these symptoms...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Facial pain, Abdominal pain, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Irritable bowel syndrome, Condition aggravated, Diarrhoea, Drug ineffective, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 18, 2007 @ 12:00 am

... same time), major flareups of IBS, chronic diarrhea once I reached a dose of 600 mg 4 times per day, abdominal pain. Unfortunately this med didn't help either the face pain or the peripheral...

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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.