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Gabapentin Related Hyperhidrosis

Official FDA Reports1,227
Social Media Events35
Active Ingredients
  • Gabapentin
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Additional Terms for Hyperhidrosis
  • Sweating
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Profuse Sweating
  • Sweaty
  • Sweating Profusely
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The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Milnacipran Hydrochloride



Source:" Neurontin (Gabapentin)

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I have had ruptured discs in the middle of my back as well as two ruptured in the lower spine around the hip area. Had severe pain for years with therapy, and many medications. I have been on Norco 10...

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Immediately upon starting this drug, I experienced terrible flu-like symptoms. I was so desperate to gain some pain relief, that I continued taking it for 3+ weeks for the minimal relief it provided a...

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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: Headache, Dizziness, Confusional state, Hyperhidrosis

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... to to it after so many years. I started the Gabapentin and now am up to 600mg three times daily. I have some side effects such as dizziness, sweating, confusion and headaches but it is beginning to re...

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: Tremor, Sluggishness, Dizziness, Vertigo, Sedation, Labyrinthitis, Abnormal dreams, Disturbance in attention, Ear pain, Eustachian tube dysfunction, Hyperhidrosis, Hypertension, Oedema, Rash, Throat tightness, Vision blurred, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Extreme weight gain, hand, feet swelling, vertigo, ear pain,dizziness, brain fog, unable to retrieve words, sluggish, sedated, tremors, feeling of spider webs on arms,trouble swallowing,...

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: Arthralgia, Headache, Nausea, Hyperhidrosis, Influenza like illness, Oropharyngeal pain, Apparent death

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... the RLS subsided so the first night I took 3 doses approx 4 hrs apart. Suddenly I felt like I was dying. I had major flu-like symptoms: sweating, nausea, sore throat, extreme body aches and a massive ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Thirst, Postmenopause, Hyperhidrosis, Swelling, Hot flush

Posted By dayna in fdb.rxlist.com on June 6, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... about 3-4 months went from 100mg to 300mg to 900mg. Trying to wean off this medication is daunting. There are the hot flashes (and I'm postmenopausal), sweating profusely, headaches, still have the ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hyperhidrosis, Tenderness, Fear, Menstruation irregular

Posted By traceace in fdb.rxlist.com on June 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I had sciatic pain in back and down my left leg so bad was going crazy with pain! I was going to get epidural shots in spine but after taking Gabapentin for about 1 week pain slowed to tolerable so i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Hyperhidrosis, Hot flush

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 16, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I have a condition in the dysautonomia family called POTS (abbreviated). I sweat huge amounts at night, way worse then hot flashes and also had severe itching. 4 tablets of 300mg helped me considerabl...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety, Abscess, Accidental poisoning, Amnesia, Depression, Hyperhidrosis, Loss of libido, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Weight gain, memory loss, no sex drive, depression, anxiety, sweats, When you don't feel 6 abscess in your mouth leaking poison into your body, how many other issues does this...

* 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.