Gabapentin Amnesia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Amnesia, 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.


Off Label Use, Vision Blurred, Loss Of Libido, Insomnia, Amnesia, Dizziness, Headache, Disturbance In Attention, Logorrhoea

This Amnesia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain,inflammation,ankle fracture. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: Unk), which was started on Dec 06, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
  • Vision Blurred
  • Loss Of Libido
  • Insomnia
  • Amnesia
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Logorrhoea
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Dementia, Depression, Mood Swings, Amnesia, Irritability, Aggression

This Amnesia Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Nov 12, 2013. A Female , 75 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Amnesia
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Co-codamol (panadeine Co)
  • Doxazosin (doxazosin)
Mood Swings, Mood Altered, Depression, Irritability, Amnesia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:NA, start time: Nov 27, 2008), combined with:
  • Co-codamol (Unk, Qd)
  • Co-codamol
  • Doxazosin (1 Df, Qd)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Amnesia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Mood Swings
  • Mood Altered
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Amnesia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Amnesia.
Depression, Mood Swings, Irritability, Amnesia, Mood Altered

A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on Nov 27, 2008. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Amnesia
  • Mood Altered
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Co-codamol (Two-four 30/500mg Tablets Daily)
  • Doxazosin (Can^t Remember Strength)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Amnesia.
Mood Swings, Mood Altered, Irritability, Depression, Amnesia

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Nov 07, 2013. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: mood swings, mood altered, irritability, depression, amnesia Additional patient health information: Female , 75 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Co-codamol (Unk, Od)
  • Co-codamol
  • Doxazosin (1 Df, Od)
Dementia, Depression, Mood Swings, Irritability, Amnesia, Mood Altered

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Amnesia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) starting Nov 27, 2008. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Amnesia
  • Mood Altered
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Co-codamol (Two-four 30/500mg Tablets Daily)
  • Doxazosin (1 Df, 1x/day, Can^t Remember Strength)
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Amnesia, may still occur.
Anger, Amnesia

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Nov 22, 2013 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) . Location: US , 57 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: anger, amnesia. Additional medications/treatments:
Confusional State, Cerebral Infarction, Sedation, Fatigue, Speech Disorder, Vomiting, Hypotension, Amnesia, Mental Impairment

This Amnesia problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 81-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): diabetic neuropathy.On Dec 21, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Milligram Daily;). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Metformin
  • Laxido
  • Laxido
  • Laxido
  • Digoxin
  • Clarithromycin
When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Confusional State
  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Sedation
  • Fatigue
  • Speech Disorder
  • Vomiting
  • Hypotension
  • Amnesia
  • Mental Impairment
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Amnesia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cerebral Infarction, Mental Impairment, Sedation, Bradycardia, Hypotension, Confusional State, Aphasia, Amnesia, Pyrexia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 81-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: diabetic neuropathy and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, Tid) starting Sep 19, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Clarithromycin (Unk)
  • Digoxin (Unk)
  • Laxido (Unk)
  • Laxido (Unk)
  • Laxido (Unk)
  • Metformin (Unk)
  • Warfarin Sodium (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Mental Impairment
  • Sedation
  • Bradycardia
  • Hypotension
  • Confusional State
  • Aphasia
  • Amnesia
  • Pyrexia
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Amnesia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Cerebral Infarction, Sedation, Mental Impairment, Bradycardia, Hypotension, Aphasia, Fatigue, Vomiting, Amnesia

This Amnesia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jan 23, 2014. A patient from GB , 81 years of age, weighting 136.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: cerebral infarction, sedation, mental impairment, bradycardia, hypotension, aphasia, fatigue, vomiting, amnesia. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, Tid.
Associated medications used:
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Laxido
  • Laxido
  • Laxido
  • Clarithromycin
  • Metformin
  • Digoxin
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Off Label Use, Impaired Driving Ability, Confusional State, Amnesia

This Amnesia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 59-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: fibromyalgia. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 6x/day), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cymbalta (Unk)
  • Plavix (Unk)
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Confusional State
  • Amnesia
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Decreased Appetite, Vision Blurred, Chest Pain, Confusional State, Depression, Malaise, Hypertension, Lethargy, Amnesia

This Amnesia Gabapentin (gabapentin) side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jul 31, 2013. A Female , 44 years of age, weighting 163.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin (gabapentin). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Vision Blurred
  • Chest Pain
  • Confusional State
  • Depression
  • Malaise
  • Hypertension
  • Lethargy
  • Amnesia
. Gabapentin (gabapentin) dosage: 300 Mg (100 Mg, 3 In 1 D, Po. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Naproxen (naproxen) (1000 Mg (500 Mg, 2 In 1 D), Po)
  • Dosulepin (75 Mg (75 Mg, 1 In 1 D) Po)
  • Loratidine
  • Valtrex (valaciclovir Hydrochloride)
  • Vitamin B 12 (vitamin B Nos)
Decreased Appetite, Vision Blurred, Chest Pain, Confusional State, Depression, Malaise, Hypertension, Lethargy, Amnesia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 44-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:100 Mg, Tid, start time: May 01, 2013), combined with:
  • Naproxen (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Dosulepin (75 Mg, Qd)
  • Loratadine
  • Valtrex (500 Mg, Qd)
  • Vitamin B12
, and developed a serious reaction and a Amnesia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Vision Blurred
  • Chest Pain
  • Confusional State
  • Depression
  • Malaise
  • Hypertension
  • Lethargy
  • Amnesia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in female patients suffering from neuralgia, resulting in Amnesia.
Depression, Negative Thoughts, Nausea, Lethargy, Malaise, Confusional State, Amnesia, Decreased Appetite, Vision Blurred

A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: neuralgia started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 300 Milligram Daily;) on Jun 01, 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Nausea
  • Lethargy
  • Malaise
  • Confusional State
  • Amnesia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Vision Blurred
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dosulepin (75 Milligram Daily; Nocte)
  • Naproxen (1000 Milligram Daily;)
  • Loratadine
  • Vitamin B12
  • Valtrex (500 Milligram Daily;)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Amnesia.
Negative Thoughts, Vision Blurred, Lethargy, Depression, Nausea, Malaise, Confusional State, Amnesia, Chest Pain

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Jul 26, 2013. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: negative thoughts, vision blurred, lethargy, depression, nausea, malaise, confusional state, amnesia, chest pain Additional patient health information: Female , 44 years of age, weighting 163.1 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, Tid. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dosulepin (75 Mg, Qd)
  • Naproxen (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Loratadine
  • Vitamin B12 (1000 Iu, Unk)
  • Valtrex (500 Mg, Qd)
Depression, Negative Thoughts, Nausea, Lethargy, Malaise, Confusional State, Amnesia, Decreased Appetite, Vision Blurred

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Amnesia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): neuralgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day) starting Jun 01, 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Nausea
  • Lethargy
  • Malaise
  • Confusional State
  • Amnesia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Vision Blurred
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Dosulepin (75 Mg, 1x/day, Nocte)
  • Naproxen (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Loratadine (Unk)
  • Vitamin B12 (1000 Iu, Unk)
  • Valtrex (500 Mg, 1x/day)
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Amnesia, may still occur.
Amnesia, Dysphagia, Choking

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jun 18, 2013 by a male taking Gabapentin (dosage: 1-2 Caps At Bedtime By Mouth?started Taking: 08/16/13?stopped Taking: 03/ / 13) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, weighting 213.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: amnesia, dysphagia, choking. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lisinopril
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Pravastatin
  • Asa
  • Fish Oil
Amnesia, Memory Impairment, Somnambulism, Convulsion, Depression, Abnormal Behaviour, Disorientation, Cognitive Disorder

This Amnesia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from PR. A 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Feb 24, 2012 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:
  • Amnesia
  • Memory Impairment
  • Somnambulism
  • Convulsion
  • Depression
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Disorientation
  • Cognitive Disorder
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Amnesia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Mood Swings, Irritability, Mood Altered, Depression, Amnesia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Nov 27, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Co-codamol (Unk (two-four 30/500mg Tablets Daily))
  • Doxazosin (1 Df, Qd)
  • Doxazosin (Can^t Remember Strength)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Mood Altered
  • Depression
  • Amnesia
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Amnesia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Amnesia, Disorientation, Abnormal Behaviour, Somnambulism, Convulsion, Impaired Work Ability, Anhedonia, Family Stress

This Amnesia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from PR on Mar 28, 2013. A patient from PR , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: amnesia, disorientation, abnormal behaviour, somnambulism, convulsion, impaired work ability, anhedonia, family stress. Gabapentin dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Amnesia Causes and Reviews


Every day, you have different experiences and you learn new things. Your brain cannot store all of that information, so it has to decide what is worth remembering. Memory is the process of storing and then remembering this information. There are different types of memory. Short-term memory stores information for a few seconds or minutes. Long-term memory stores it for a longer period of time.

Memory doesn't always work perfectly. As you grow older, it may take longer to remember things.

It's normal to forget things once in awhile. We've all forgotten a name, where we put our keys, or if we locked the front door. If you are a senior who forget things more often than others your age, you may have mild cognitive impairment. Forgetting how to use your phone or find your way home may be signs of a more serious problem, such as

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Other types of dementia
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Head injuries
  • Blood clots or tumors in the brain
  • Kidney, liver, or thyroid problems
  • Reactions to certain medicines

If you're worried about your forgetfulness, see your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute on Aging


Gabapentin Amnesia 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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