A 45-year-old female asked:
why do you gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin) make my extremities and my face twitch?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh answered
17 years experience Neurology
Reported side effect: Both of these drugs have been described to cause a condition called myoclonus which is likened to a sudden jerk of one or more muscles. This is more common in people with renal impairment or underlying brain disease but can be seen in otherwise healthy patients especially if they are taking both drugs or a high dose of either one. Please check with your doctor regarding a possible dose adjustment.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
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