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Can Neurontin (gabapentin) cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Neurontin (gabapentin)

Rare cases of nms reported when Neurontin (gabapentin) combined with other anti-seizure medications such as tegretol.
We have not encountered cases in our practice.

In brief: Neurontin (gabapentin)

Rare cases of nms reported when Neurontin (gabapentin) combined with other anti-seizure medications such as tegretol.
We have not encountered cases in our practice.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry

In brief: Highly Unlikely

Neurontin (generic gabapentin) is not a neuroleptic but an anti-epileptic medication.
It is fda approved to treat siezures and pain syndromes. Off-label it is used in psychiatry to treat mood disorders. It has been linked to serotonin syndrome when used with ssri type medications but not with neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

In brief: Highly Unlikely

Neurontin (generic gabapentin) is not a neuroleptic but an anti-epileptic medication.
It is fda approved to treat siezures and pain syndromes. Off-label it is used in psychiatry to treat mood disorders. It has been linked to serotonin syndrome when used with ssri type medications but not with neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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