Can Neurontin (gabapentin) cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

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.
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.

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Is it possible that the drug Neurontin (gabapentin) cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

No. I have not been able to find any data that says that it can. It has no effect on Dopamine either, so it should not be expected to. Best wishes and happy holidays.

Can one time use of phenergan cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Unlikely. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been rarely observed during treatment with promethazine. It usually occurs within the first 30 days after exposure to neuroleptics. One case noted in 1999: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome due to promethazine. Chan-Tack KM1. It occurred after 2 days in this case. If suspected it is an emergency situation.

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) causes neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Possible with med. Abilify/aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication that has the potential to cause the rare but possibly life-threatening condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms). Nms usually results from combining multiple antipsychotics (abilify plus others) in high dose all at once which overwhelms the body: muscle rigidity/fever/neurologic instability; unlikely to happen if take as prescribed.

I heard Abilify (aripiprazole) causes neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Is this true?

Possible with med. Abilify/aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication that has the potential to cause the rare but possibly life-threatening condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms). Nms usually results from combining multiple antipsychotics (abilify plus others) in high dose all at once which overwhelms the body: muscle rigidity/fever/neurologic instability; unlikely to happen if take as prescribed.

What does it mean if the drug "rarely causes a serious condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome" what is that a type of cancer or something?

NMS. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) is the combination of hyperthermia, rigidity, and autonomic dysregulation that can be a serious complication with antipsychotic medications. Newer atypical antipsychotics can cause this as well as older ones. Dopamine d2 receptor blockade in extrapyramidal pathways, spinal cord, and hypothalamus leads to these symptoms. There can be direct muscle effects too.

What does it mean by "rarely causes a serious condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome"?

NMS. The most common cause of neuroleptic malignant syndrome is the use if antipsychotic and neuroleptics medication. The incidence depend on the report and is estimated to be between ".07 to 2.2%. I believed it can happen spontaneously without the trigger medication but its less common. A heat stroke may resemble nms as cases of malignant hyperthermia, thyroid storm and pheocromocytoma attack.
No. That is not cancer but a drug reaction syndrome that causes fever, muscle destruction, hypermetabolism and is very dangerous. But it is not cancer.

What causes neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

NMS. Is acute reaction to antipsychotic meds. With fever, confusion and other symptoms of increased metabolism, along with inc. Liver enzymes. Is a medical emergency and treated in er.
NMS. Neuroleptics (antipsychotics) block certain Dopamine receptors in the hypothalamus (hypothalamic d-2 receptors) resulting in an elevated temperature set point and  impairment of the bodies ability to dissipate heat; it is also associated with blockade of other Dopamine receptors, which can  result in muscle rigidity and increased body temperature..