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Gabapen Side Effects

Common Gabapen Side Effects


The most commonly reported Gabapen side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Completed Suicide (305)
Somnolence (298)
Dizziness (293)
Pain (244)
Headache (225)
Confusional State (221)
Nausea (210)
Off Label Use (185)
Depression (173)
Tremor (170)
Fatigue (167)
Convulsion (164)
Fall (163)
Feeling Abnormal (136)
Toxicity To Various Agents (128)
Suicidal Ideation (121)
Malaise (120)
Cardiac Arrest (119)
Respiratory Arrest (119)
Condition Aggravated (117)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Gabapen Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Gabapen reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Gabapen on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Tooth Loss, Gingival Pain
This is a report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia,pain, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 2400 Mg, Qd, start time: 2013), combined with:
  • Paracetamol (1 G, Qid)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Tooth Loss
  • Gingival Pain
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in female patients, resulting in tooth loss side effect.

Product Substitution Issue
This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Product Substitution Issue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain and used Gabapentin (dosage: 2 Pills Three Times Daily) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Product Substitution Issue
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as product substitution issue, may still occur.

Rash
This Rash problem was reported by a physician from US. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain. On 2007 this consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: Gabapentin 600mg Tid Po?2007 Several Months). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Rash
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Treatment Failure
This is a report of a 66-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: pain and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Jul 12, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Treatment Failure
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin treatment could cause the above reactions, including treatment failure, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Hypersensitivity
A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Hypersensitivity
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pollen (Unk)
This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Gabapentin.

Pain
A 40-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: back pain,pain in extremity,nerve injury,diabetes mellitus and was treated with Gabapentin(dosage: 2 Df, 3x/day). The treatment was initiated on 2010. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Pain
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Gabapentin efficacy: NA.

Paralysis, Convulsion, Back Pain, Hypokinesia, Abnormal Sensation In Eye, Eye Discharge, Skin Exfoliation, Hypoaesthesia, Urticaria
In this report, Gabapentin was administered for the following condition: back pain.A 47-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 800 Mg, Bid) on 2010.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Paralysis
  • Convulsion
  • Back Pain
  • Hypokinesia
  • Abnormal Sensation In Eye
  • Eye Discharge
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Urticaria
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.The patient was hospitalized.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Gabapentin treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Mental Status Changes, Muscular Weakness
This is a report of the following Gabapentin side effect(s):
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Muscular Weakness
A 75-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: back pain and received a treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 1 Capsule Tid Oral) starting: Feb 24, 2014.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Venlafaxine Xr
  • Tamsulosin
  • Pravastatin
  • Omeprazole
  • Metoprolol
  • Metolazone
  • Losartan
The patient was hospitalized.This report suggests that a Gabapentin treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Pain, Gait Disturbance, Pain In Extremity, Fall, Neuralgia, Thyroid Disorder, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Glucose Tolerance Impaired
This Gabapentin report was submitted by a 63-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: arnold-chiari malformation,nerve injury,neuralgia and Gabapentin was administered (dosage: Unk) starting: NS. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Fall
  • Neuralgia
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Glucose Tolerance Impaired
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Gabapentin treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Altered State Of Consciousness, Sopor, Off Label Use
This is a report of a possible correlation between Gabapentin use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Sopor
  • Off Label Use
which could contribute to an assessment of Gabapentin risk profile.A 86-year-old female consumer from IT (weight: NA) was suffering from sedation and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 22, 2014.Other concurrent medications:
  • Seroquel - 50 Mg Compresse A Rilascio Prolungato - Astrazeneca S.p.a.
  • Tegretol - 400 Mg Compresse - Novartis Farma S.p.a.
  • Plavix 75 - Compresse Filmrivestite
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
The patient was hospitalized.

Pancreatitis Acute
A 57-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: herpes zoster and after a treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Pancreatitis Acute
The treatment was started on NS. Gabapentin was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized.This report could alert potential Gabapentin consumers.

Neurotoxicity, Convulsion, Somnolence, Fluid Overload, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Procedural Complication, Post Procedural Complication, Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome, Sepsis
In this report, a 61-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Gabapentin side effect.The patient was diagnosed with NA. After a treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: NA, start date: NS), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Convulsion
  • Somnolence
  • Fluid Overload
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Procedural Complication
  • Post Procedural Complication
  • Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome
  • Sepsis
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The patient was hospitalized.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Gabapentin treatment.

Tooth Loss, Gingival Pain
This is a report of a 56-year-old female patient from GB (weight: NA), who used Gabapentin (dosage: 600mg Twice Daily + 1200mg At Night.) for a treatment of neuralgia,pain. After starting a treatment on 2013, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Tooth Loss
  • Gingival Pain
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Gabapentin treatment
  • Paracetamol (1 G, 4x/day Ongoing)
Taken together, these observations suggest that a Gabapentin treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Tooth Loss, Gingival Pain.

Asthma
This asthma side effect was reported by a physician from GB. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 30, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diazepam
  • Fluoxetine
  • Ibuprofen
  • Lansoprazole
  • Acidex
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Asthma
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.

Pharyngitis, Pyrexia, Foreign Body
This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 38-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:At Bedtime Or As Required, start time: 201302), combined with:
  • Humira
  • Humira
  • Celebrex
, and developed a serious reaction and a pharyngitis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pyrexia
  • Foreign Body
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in pharyngitis.

Intentional Self-injury, Loss Of Consciousness, Sopor
This report suggests a potential Gabapentin intentional self-injury side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old male patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Intentional Self-injury
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Sopor
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Seroquel
  • Lyrica
  • Tegretol
  • Trittico
  • Rivotril
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as intentional self-injury, may still occur.

Pain
This pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): fibromyalgia.On 201401 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pain
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Fatigue
This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral,pain and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 700 Mg, 3x/day) starting 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxymorphone (05 Mg, As Needed)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Fatigue
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause fatigue and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

Dyskinesia
A 70-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from TR with the following symptoms: diabetic neuropathy,restless legs syndrome started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 3 X 300mg, Increased Gradually) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Dyskinesia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pramipexole (3 X 0.125mg)
  • Pregabalin (Daily)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as dyskinesia.

Somnolence, Malaise
This somnolence side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zantac (Unk)
.When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Somnolence
  • Malaise
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.

Knee Deformity
This is a report of a 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral,pain, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 700 Mg, 3x/day, start time: 2005), combined with:
  • Oxymorphone (05 Mg, As Needed)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Knee Deformity
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in male patients, resulting in knee deformity side effect.

Fatigue, Somnolence, Disturbance In Attention, Cough, Cheilitis, Ocular Hyperaemia, Eye Disorder, Retinal Disorder
This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Fatigue, Somnolence, Disturbance In Attention, Cough, Cheilitis, Ocular Hyperaemia, Eye Disorder, Retinal Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: 2 Pills, Three Times Daily, Taken By Mouth) starting Jan 21, 2014. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Somnolence
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Cough
  • Cheilitis
  • Ocular Hyperaemia
  • Eye Disorder
  • Retinal Disorder
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as fatigue, may still occur.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Headache, Anger, Dizziness, Insomnia, Clumsiness, Hyperacusis, Photosensitivity Reaction, Nausea
This Abdominal Pain Upper, Headache, Anger, Dizziness, Insomnia, Clumsiness, Hyperacusis, Photosensitivity Reaction, Nausea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain. On Feb 16, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 1 Tablet; After One Week 2 Tablets). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Montelukast
  • Valtrex
  • Zyrtec
When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Headache
  • Anger
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Clumsiness
  • Hyperacusis
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Nausea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as abdominal pain upper, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Somnolence, Dizziness, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SG. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: sunct syndrome and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxygen (oxygen)
  • Nortriptylene (nortriptylene)
  • Lamotrigine (lamotrigine)
  • Carbamazepine
  • Indometcain (indometacain)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Somnolence
  • Dizziness
  • Off Label Use
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin treatment could cause the above reactions, including somnolence, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Lip Swelling, Vomiting, Asthenia
A 32-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 02, 2014. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Lip Swelling
  • Vomiting
  • Asthenia
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ramipril (ramipril)
This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Gabapentin.

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Top 10 Gabapen Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Dizziness 199
Somnolence 178
Completed Suicide 172
Pain 162
Nausea 153
Headache 152
Off Label Use 133
Confusional State 107
Fatigue 100
Malaise 98

Top 10 Gabapen Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Confusional State 111
Somnolence 111
Completed Suicide 109
Dizziness 87
Depression 83
Pain 79
Convulsion 75
Tremor 72
Headache 70
Fall 67

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    Gabapen Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0093-4443
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameGabapentin
    NameGabapentin
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since20080711
    LabelerTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)GABAPENTIN
    Strength(s)600
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAnti-epileptic Agent [EPC],Decreased Central Nervous System Disorganized Electrical Activity [PE]

    More About Gabapen

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 4901

    Gabapen safety alerts: 2013 2005

    Reported deaths: 582

    Reported hospitalizations: 1271

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    Audience: Neuropsychiatric healthcare professionals, pharmacists and consumers

    Pfizer Inc. and FDA notified healthcare professionals of the voluntary recall of one lot (40,000 bottles) of 100 mg capsules of its epilepsy medication, Neurontin, after a manufacturing mechanical failure resulted in some bottles containing empty or partially filled capsules. Patients taking Neurontin to control epilepsy could experience seizures from a missed dose of the product. 100 mg strength capsules from lot #15224V -- distributed in October and November, 2004 -- are included in the recall. The production lot was distributed only in the United States. No other Neurontin lots were affected.

    [April 22, 2005 - Press Release - Pfizer]

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