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what are the side effects of gabapentin ?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Incomplete List:: Serious: increased seizures; fever, body aches, flu sxs; rash, bruising, severe tingling, numb; stomach pain, lose appetite, dark urine, jaundice; chest pain, irreg heart rhythm, sob; confusion, nausea/vomiting, swelling, rapid wt gain, less urination, rapid eye movement. Less serious: dizzy, drowsy, weak, tired; nausea, diarrhea, constipation; blur vision; headache; breast swell; dry mouth.

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What are the side effects of neurontin (gabapentin)?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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For most people,: None or transient side effects. These could include clumsiness, changes in bowel habits, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue and even some weight gain. There are more serious potential side effects, including allergic reactions. But the take home message is to talk with your doctor about what is happening with you. After all, that's the only important thing!
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What are some of the first side effects when taking gabapentin?

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Dr. Robert Woods
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Order May Vary: Gabapentin was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and currently is also used to relieve neuropathic pain and mood stabilization (psychiatric uses are not fda approved). Most common side effects in adult patients include dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, drowsiness, and peripheral edema (swelling of extremities). Blackbox warning: can lead to suicidal ideation or suicide.
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Does gabapentin have known sexual side effects?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Neurontin (gabapentin): Sexual side-effects are not reported with Gabapentin (neurontin).
A 42-year-old member asked:

Hi docs, would gabapentin side effects eventually subside?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Normally with in a: Few weeks. Most people notice side affects disappearing around one to three weeks, if they are going to disappear. If they do not end by a month, then they often will stay around. If you are having problems with side effects, then ask doc if Pregabalin might be a better fit for you.
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What side effects are associated with Neurontin (gabapentin)?

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Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Neurontin (gabapentin) side-effec: Some are Drowsiness, Tiredness, Incoordination, Dizziness, Weight gain, Blurred vision, Upset stomach.

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