Active Ingredients: Gabapentin
Is there an age limit to take Neurontin? What is Neurontin?
If it becomes necessary for the treatment to stop, your doctor will want you to reduce your dose over a few days. Can gabapentin cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with gabapentin.
You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Common gabapentin side-effects What can I do if I experience this? Feeling sleepy, tired, unsteady or dizzy; blurred vision and other eyesight problems Do not drive and do not use tools or machines Headache Drink plenty of water and ask your pharmacist to recommend a suitable painkiller.
If the headaches continue, let your doctor know Feeling sick nausea or being sick vomiting, indigestion, stomach ache Stick to simple foods - avoid rich or spicy meals Diarrhoea Drink plenty of water to replace the lost fluids Constipation Try to eat a well-balanced diet and drink several glasses of water each day Dry mouth Try chewing sugar-free gum or sucking sugar-free sweets Infections, flu-like symptoms, increased appetite, flushing, increased blood pressure, changes in weight, changes in emotions or mood, fits, movement difficulties, feeling shaky, difficulties sleeping, breathing difficulties, cough, gum changes, bruises, muscle or joint pains, impotence, and swollen feet or ankles If any of these become troublesome, speak with your doctor for advice Important: gabapentin has been associated with a number of unwanted effects which affect the blood, pancreas and liver.
Although these occur less commonly than the side-effects listed above, you must let your doctor know straightaway if you notice any of the following as they could be serious: Persistent stomach pain with sickness these could be symptoms of an inflamed pancreas.
A skin rash, or any swelling of your mouth or face these could be symptoms of an allergic reaction. Any yellowing of your skin or of the whites of your eyes these could be symptoms of jaundice.
Finally, other medical drugs that interact with gabapentin are naproxen 92 nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory 93 and sevelamer 94 a reducer of serum uric acid concentrations in hemodialysis patients 95; as a reference, the interaction between sevelamer and gabapentin is moderate, and the main consequence is a decrease in gabapentin effects.
This suggests that gabapentin could worsen the symptoms of patients with myasthenia gravis.
After gabapentin treatment, the rats of the experimental group showed a decrease in electrophysiological responses amplitude ratio after repetitive nerve stimulation compared to control rats.
The doses related to these problems ranged from 600 to 1800 mg. After the discontinuation of gabapentin or clonazepam regimen, the myoclonus ceased without major consequences. A strong relationship between opioid use disorder and gabapentin abuse has been reported a study in former inmates.
The prevalences of problems related to gabapentin use described in different studies are in the range of 1.
Nevertheless, another set of studies has reported the absence of teratogenic effects of gabapentin; 59, 60 additional investigations with larger sample sizes and screening teratogenic effects in posterior developmental stages are necessary e.
It is also necessary to conduct further studies with larger sample sizes on the effects of gabapentin on visual field defect, risks of misuse, myopathy, self-harm and suicidal behavior; the related studies so far have been mainly with small sample sizes.
Conclusions about the interactions between gabapentin and other drugs The studies about gabapentin interactions showed varied results.
Different reports suggest that gabapentin has a low profile of interaction with other drugs, 68, 69 hepatic enzymes 68 and plasma proteins.
In addition, gabapentin can interact with caffeine and diminish its anticonvulsant effects mice studies.
Conclusions about some contraindications for gabapentin use Some clinical studies have warned about the use of gabapentin in conditions such as myasthenia gravis 96 and myoclonus problems; 97 even, gabapentin can induce symptoms similar to myasthenia gravis ocular—facial—masticatory weaknesses, fatigue, and others.
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