What are the side effects of neurontin (gabapentin)?

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 side effects from Neurontin (gabapentin) or elavil?

PTSD. Elavil (amitriptyline) is an old tricyclic antidepressant with sedating and drying effects (dry mouth, dry skin, constipation, dry eyes) and cardiovascular side effects. Other safer medications are preferred for youngsters with ptsd. Consult your physician. Read more...

What are the side effects of gabapentin (neurontin)?

Gabapentin. See the following. Website for a comprehensive list: www.Drugs.Com/gabapentin.Html gabapentin is used to treat some types of seizures and for postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain caused shingles). Learn about side effects, interactions and indications. Read more...

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) helpful for anxiety and the cravings associated with alcoholism? What are the side effects?

Yes, to both. Does your doctor prescribing your antidepressant and Gabapentin know about your drinking? He/she needs to! Neurontin has been shown in a few studies to reduce craving for alcohol, but this does not happen without getting some specific treatment for your alcohol problem, which is contributing to your anxiety/depression and worsening your reflux. The combo of naltrexone/gabapentin may be effective. Read more...
Yes. Neurontin (gabapentin) helps reduce cravings and anxiety. It has quite a few side effects, primarily drowsiness, headache, nausea. But if you are early in your abstinence and recovery you are not going to feel well no matter what you do. So if the side effects are not too bothersome I would continue the medication for its benefits. Read more...

I was just put on Neurontin (gabapentin) four days ago. I'm taking 300mg TID. Will the hunger side effects go away after a month or so.?

Be patient. The hunger from Neurontin (gabapentin) typically go away as your body adjusts to the medication and do not require medical attention. I might take 3-4 weeks. BTW, it's absolutely reasonable for you to ask your psychiatrist questions if you need more information. Read more...

Is it normal to experience side effects from Neurontin (gabapentin) or elavil?

Sure. The major risk is sedation so i usually prescribe it initially as a single dose at bedtime. Other side effects are generally rare, including cognitive issues. Read more...
Some common events. Neurontin: drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain, ankle/foot edema. Elavil: visual blurring, mouth dryness, difficulty starting urination, drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain, lethargy, paradoxical anxiety, and maybe forgetfulness. Read more...