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Gabapentin Agitation Side Effects

Gabapentin Agitation Side Effect Reports


The following Gabapentin Agitation side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Agitation, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Gabapentin or it might take time to develop.



Screaming, Agitation, Cyanosis, Haematemesis, Occult Blood Positive, Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Agitation side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 27-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (gabapentin) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amphetamine (amfetamine) (amfetamine)
  • Cocaine (cocaine)
  • Marijuana (cannabis Sativa) (cannabis Sativa)
When starting to take Gabapentin (gabapentin) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Screaming
  • Agitation
  • Cyanosis
  • Haematemesis
  • Occult Blood Positive
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin (gabapentin).
Agitation, Hyponatraemia, Paranoia, Aggression, Schizoaffective Disorder, Condition Aggravated

This Agitation Gabapentin side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Dec 23, 2013. A male , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Agitation
  • Hyponatraemia
  • Paranoia
  • Aggression
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Condition Aggravated
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Divalproex (5 Tab, Hs, Po)
The patient was hospitalized.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Agitation, Myoclonic Epilepsy, Ventricular Tachycardia, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Blood Pressure Decreased, Completed Suicide

This is a Gabapentin (gabapentin) side effect report of a 40-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gabapentin (gabapentin) (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Amitriptyline (amitriptyline)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Agitation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Agitation
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Completed Suicide
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin (gabapentin) treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Agitation.

Off Label Use, Nightmare, Headache, Head Discomfort, Tremor, Tearfulness, Agitation, Insomnia

A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: complex regional pain syndrome,diabetes mellitus,thyroid disorder started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 300 Mg, Single) on Nov 04, 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
  • Nightmare
  • Headache
  • Head Discomfort
  • Tremor
  • Tearfulness
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Synthroid (150 Ug, Daily)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Agitation.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Confusional State, Speech Disorder, Dyskinesia, Eye Injury, Vitreous Floaters, Agitation, Insomnia

A patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Oct 29, 2013. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: suicidal ideation, depression, confusional state, speech disorder, dyskinesia, eye injury, vitreous floaters, agitation, insomnia Additional patient health information: male , 68 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Fall, Abdominal Pain, Headache, Blood Pressure Increased, Chills, Nausea, Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Withdrawal Syndrome

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Agitation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): post herpetic neuralgia,fibromyalgia,off label use and used Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fall
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Agitation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Agitation, may still occur.
Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Cold Sweat, Chills, Nausea, Insomnia, Abdominal Pain, Headache

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Dec 19, 2013 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 1800 Mg/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: CA , 75 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: agitation, decreased appetite, cold sweat, chills, nausea, insomnia, abdominal pain, headache. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Hypokalaemia, Blood Pressure Increased, Headache, Abdominal Pain, Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Cold Sweat, Chills

This Agitation problem was reported by a health professional from CA. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): fibromyalgia,post herpetic neuralgia.On NS a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 1800 Mg/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Agitation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Cold Sweat
  • Chills
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agitation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Formication, Agitation, Aggression, Anger, Suicidal Behaviour

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 52-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 600 Mg 4 Times Daily) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Formication
  • Agitation
  • Aggression
  • Anger
  • Suicidal Behaviour
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Agitation and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Headache, Head Discomfort, Dizziness, Muscle Disorder, Paraesthesia, Pain, Feeling Abnormal, Malaise, Agitation

This Agitation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Apr 09, 2013. A female patient from US , 58 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: headache, head discomfort, dizziness, muscle disorder, paraesthesia, pain, feeling abnormal, malaise, agitation. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, 1x/day. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Confusional State, Incoherent, Abnormal Behaviour, Restlessness, Persecutory Delusion, Disturbance In Attention, Disorientation, Agitation

This Agitation side effect was reported by a health professional from IT. A 76-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: polyneuropathy. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (gabapentin) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin (gabapentin) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Confusional State
  • Incoherent
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Restlessness
  • Persecutory Delusion
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Disorientation
  • Agitation
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin (gabapentin).
Delirium, Confusional State, Incoherent, Abnormal Behaviour, Disorientation, Agitation, Disturbance In Attention, Anxiety, Withdrawal Syndrome

This Agitation Gabapentin side effect was reported by a health professional from IT on May 07, 2013. A Female , 76 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Delirium
  • Confusional State
  • Incoherent
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Disorientation
  • Agitation
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Anxiety
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
. Gabapentin dosage: 900 Mg Per Day. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Hallucination, Tachycardia, Hyperhidrosis, Agitation

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 63-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:(4900 Mg Qd), (df), start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Agitation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Hallucination
  • Tachycardia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Agitation
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Agitation.
Confusional State, Incoherent, Abnormal Behaviour, Restlessness, Delirium, Disturbance In Attention, Agitation, Anxiety, Hyporeflexia

A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: peripheral sensory neuropathy started Gabapentin (gabapentin) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin (gabapentin) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Confusional State
  • Incoherent
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Restlessness
  • Delirium
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Hyporeflexia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin (gabapentin) side effects, such as Agitation.
Completed Suicide, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Blood Pressure Decreased, Heart Rate Increased, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Agitation, Pain

A patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Feb 05, 2013. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: completed suicide, unresponsive to stimuli, blood pressure decreased, heart rate increased, electrocardiogram qrs complex prolonged, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, agitation, pain Additional patient health information: male , 40 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amitriptyline (Up To 3 G [not The Prescribed Amount] Oral)
  • Cocaine
  • Ethanol
The patient was hospitalized.
Treatment Noncompliance, Incoherent, Abnormal Behaviour, Restlessness, Persecutory Delusion, Disturbance In Attention, Agitation, Anxiety

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Agitation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 76-year-old female patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): peripheral sensory neuropathy and used Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Treatment Noncompliance
  • Incoherent
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Restlessness
  • Persecutory Delusion
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Agitation, may still occur.
Unresponsive To Stimuli, Blood Glucose Increased, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Convulsion, Agitation, Myoclonus, Cardio-respiratory Arrest

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jan 23, 2013 by a male taking Gabapentin? (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 40 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: unresponsive to stimuli, blood glucose increased, electrocardiogram qrs complex prolonged, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, convulsion, agitation, myoclonus, cardio-respiratory arrest. Additional medications/treatments:
Asthenia, Restlessness, Pain In Extremity, Agitation, Panic Attack, Nausea, Muscle Twitching, Tremor

This Agitation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 26-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety.On Jan 28, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Asthenia
  • Restlessness
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Agitation
  • Panic Attack
  • Nausea
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Tremor
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agitation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Unresponsive To Stimuli, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Ventricular Tachycardia, Agitation, Myoclonus, Convulsion, Cardio-respiratory Arrest

This is a Gabapentin (watson Laboratories) side effect report of a 40-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (watson Laboratories) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Agitation
  • Myoclonus
  • Convulsion
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin (watson Laboratories) could cause Agitation and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Agitation, Amnesia, Constipation, Vomiting, Pain, Feeling Abnormal

This Agitation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 13, 2012. A female patient from US , 50 years of age, weighting 141.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: agitation, amnesia, constipation, vomiting, pain, feeling abnormal. Gabapentin dosage: 400 Mg, 3x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tegretol (Unk, (half Chewable Tablets Of 100mg))
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Agitation Reviews

Sun, 11 Sep 2011

lower abdomen pressure, blurred vision, double vision, dizziness.

Tue, 01 May 2012

Has anyone experienced Ischemic Colitis after taking higher doses of Gabapentin?  The episode started with guteral pain in my left side of my abdomen. The diarrhea commenced for three hours, then ten hours of BLOOD STOOLS. NOT bloody stools, this was JUST BLOOD in the stool. I had thirteen stools in ten hours with only blood. Then my hsuband arrived home and took me to the emergency room. I had been writhing in pain on the bathroom floor.

 This was very frightening and draining, since my mother died of colon cancer at age 35, and my brother had Crohn's. HOwever, I then was admitted to the emergency room, and been given medicine to counteract the symptoms. The Dr did not want to admit it could be the Gabapentin,but I feel strongly it is. I have NEVER had anything like this in my life, and reading the small print on the pamphlet from the rx, colitis may be a very rare negative effect of taking Gabapentin. I am rare.

I have annual check-ups at the MAyo clinic, so my health had been clean as a whistle last year. There were not indications of disease brewing on the horizon. I am up to date on all colonoscopies, endoscopes, and general full checkups. They would know if something were amiss 'down south'.

I was given the Gabapentin for nerve pain three years ago, after a spinal, right leg foot injury. After years of pain, one will try anything. HOwever, the side effects of this higher dose(900mg 3 x daily) for me were debilitating. I was in the hospital for two days, but feel perhaps I will not be completely myself until I get myself off of this nasty drug. That is how I feel anyhow, and I have the photo of the blood to show. NOt Pretty.
Drugs are given so quickly-nobody wants to wait out their life with pain. It is awful. We do not want to live like that. How many generations before us had the same levels of pain, and could only choose to bear it or not bear it.

Tue, 29 Nov 2011

Hello,
I've been taking a cocktail of meds for 9 years to help treat acute nerve pain from a severe Brachial Plexus nerve avulsion C 7, 8, T1 and Spinal cord injury.
Medications: Gabapentin 3600 mg., Methadone 100 mg. , Baclofen 20 mg. every 8 hours.
These meds keep the pain intensity down to a steady biting, stinging,aggravation with extreme spasms
about 30 times a day.
The side-affects from Gabapentin for me are simply mild groggy when I first take the meds. My heart goes out to Kathy dealing with her depression, by the way is fueled by her Chronic Pain not Gabapentin.
The side-affects of Chronic Pain are losing parts of your life style that you ENJOY such as 1.Gym. 2.Socialize with friends. 3.Work and anything else you can't do as well because of Pain.

Sun, 14 Aug 2011

I was taking 1200 mg of Gabapentin for bi polar a couple of years and had side effects of sominence, periferal edema, unbalance, fuzziness between me and reality, loss of memory, shankiness in my hands. I know this sounds bad, but it stopped my anxiety, random talk in my had, I was able to relax more.

My doctor was ignorant of the side effects of this drug so I had to educate myself and take action. I reduced the mg to 600mg per day. 300mg morning and 300mg night and the side effects have lessened. I feel much better. I think each person reacts differently to medications and the patient has to be the final arbitor.

Mon, 16 May 2011

having racing thoughts and unmotivated *DONT_KNOW*

Fri, 05 Mar 2010

nausea,dizziness

Mon, 26 Nov 2012

i HAVE HAD SERVER LOWER BACK PAIN, KNEE PAIN, AND MY FEET HURT AWEFUL LIKE i HAVE RUN A MARATHON 600 MG 3 TIME A DAY WHAT SHOULD I DO

Tue, 12 Oct 2010

I just started taking Gabapentin for visual, auditory and tactile hallucinations. I've been on it four days and it seems to be working....fewer hallucinations. I was hospitalized last week to determine the cause of my hallucinations but my doctor was unable to give me a difinitive answer. He feels they are of either a psychiatric or neurologicalorigin.

I'm a big fan of Gabapentin and I hope it works for me. It worked wonders for my daughter in 07 when she had spinal fusion surgery fior scoliosis. She was in a study (she got the actual Gabapentin) to determine how effective Gabapentin is in treating spinalsurgical pain. My daughter hit her morphine (?)button less than other pattients receiving a Gabapentin placebo.

Thu, 19 May 2011

I am on minor dosage of 100mg, three times a day, for nerve pain, plus taking clonazepam for myoclonic jerks and zopiclone for sleep disorder.
The day after starting Gabapentin, constant and debilitating auditory musical hallucinations (which I have been suffering from for over a year and for which no underlying cause could be found) ceased immediately. =-O
My nerve pain decreased to about 1/4 of what it was.
I don't plan on discontinuing Gabapentin any time soon.

Sat, 09 Oct 2010

I have dizziness

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