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Gabapentin Back Pain Side Effects

Gabapentin Back Pain Side Effect Reports


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

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



Paralysis, Convulsion, Back Pain, Hypokinesia, Abnormal Sensation In Eye, Eye Discharge, Skin Exfoliation, Hypoaesthesia, Urticaria

This Back Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: back pain. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 800 Mg, Bid), which was started on 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Paralysis
  • Convulsion
  • Back Pain
  • Hypokinesia
  • Abnormal Sensation In Eye
  • Eye Discharge
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Urticaria
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Product Substitution Issue, Anxiety, Paranoia, Hallucination, Blood Cortisol Increased, Abdominal Pain, Feeling Of Body Temperature Change, Back Pain

This Back Pain Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 09, 2013. A male , 58 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucination
  • Blood Cortisol Increased
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Feeling Of Body Temperature Change
  • Back Pain
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Tramadol
Abdominal Discomfort, Dyspepsia, Hyperchlorhydria, Nausea, Back Pain

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 31-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:100 Mg, 3x/day, start time: Nov 30, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Back Pain side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Dyspepsia
  • Hyperchlorhydria
  • Nausea
  • Back Pain
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 Back Pain.

Spinal Column Injury, Back Injury, Thermal Burn, Pain, Back Pain, Pain In Extremity, Hypertension, Spinal Compression Fracture

A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on Oct 25, 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Spinal Column Injury
  • Back Injury
  • Thermal Burn
  • Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Hypertension
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril
  • Lyrica (300 Mg (300 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Back Pain.
Pain, Arthralgia, Back Pain, Muscle Spasms, Myalgia

A female patient from DE was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Nov 08, 2013. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: pain, arthralgia, back pain, muscle spasms, myalgia Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Back Pain

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Back Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 33-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): neuropathy peripheral and used Gabapentin (dosage: 400 Mg, 2x/day) starting 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Back Pain
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Back Pain, may still occur.
Confusional State, Dizziness, Back Pain

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jun 12, 2013 by a male taking Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) . Location: US , 86 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: confusional state, dizziness, back pain. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Revlimid (5 Mg, One Every 2 Days)
Pre-existing Condition Improved, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Back Pain, Off Label Use

This Back Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): headache,hypertension,atrial fibrillation,cardiac disorder.On Jan 01, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: Unk, 3x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Verapamil (Unk)
  • Warfarin (Unk)
  • Atenolol (Unk)
When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pre-existing Condition Improved
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Back Pain
  • Off Label Use
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Back Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Depressed Mood, Crying, Musculoskeletal Pain, Back Pain, Myalgia, Asthenia, Fatigue, Dizziness

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia,pain,convulsion and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 1x/day) starting Sep 27, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Depressed Mood
  • Crying
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Back Pain and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Paranoia, Pain, Feeling Abnormal, Mental Impairment, Abnormal Behaviour, Back Pain

This Back Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 14, 2012. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 173.9 lb, was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: paranoia, pain, feeling abnormal, mental impairment, abnormal behaviour, back pain. Gabapentin dosage: 800 Mg, 3x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Lyrica
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Abnormal Behaviour, Paranoia, Feeling Abnormal, Pain, Mental Impairment, Back Pain

This Back Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 400 Mg, 3x/day), which was started on Feb 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxycodone (Unk, 3x/day)
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Paranoia
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Pain
  • Mental Impairment
  • Back Pain
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Back Pain, Nephrolithiasis, Haemangioma Of Liver, Pleural Fibrosis, Cholelithiasis, Product Substitution Issue, Abdominal Pain Upper, Renal Cyst, Diarrhoea

This Back Pain Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 12, 2012. A Female , 61 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Back Pain
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Haemangioma Of Liver
  • Pleural Fibrosis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Renal Cyst
  • Diarrhoea
. Gabapentin dosage: 3 Dosage Forms (1 Dosage Forms, 3 In 1 D). Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Back Pain

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from AUSTRALIA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:300 Mg, Unk, start time: Dec 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Allegron (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Denosumab (120 Mg, Qmo)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (30 Mg, Bid)
  • Pramin (10 Mg, Prn)
  • Naproxen (250 Mg, Qd)
  • Nexium (40 Mg, Qd)
  • Levlen Ed (Unk Unk, Qd)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Back Pain side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Back Pain
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 treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Back Pain.
Carotid Artery Stenosis, Exostosis, Primary Sequestrum, Dizziness, Back Pain, Palpitations, Metastases To Spine, Diverticulitis, Colonic Polyp

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2001. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Exostosis
  • Primary Sequestrum
  • Dizziness
  • Back Pain
  • Palpitations
  • Metastases To Spine
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colonic Polyp
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fortical /kor/
  • Zometa (4 Mg, Qmo)
  • Femara
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Aredia (90 Mg, Unk)
  • Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
  • Miacalcin
  • Flagyl
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Back Pain.
Back Disorder, Chest Pain, Dry Throat, Back Pain, Constipation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Malaise, Oropharyngeal Pain

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Mar 22, 2012. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: back disorder, chest pain, dry throat, back pain, constipation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, malaise, oropharyngeal pain Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 228.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg, Tid. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium 600 Plus Vitamin D
  • Crestor (40 Mg, Qd)
  • Carafate (10 Ml, Every 6 Hrs)
  • Lidoderm (Unk, Bid)
  • Zoloft
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (50 Ug, Qd)
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate (Unk, Tid)
The patient was hospitalized.
Neck Pain, Nausea, Injection Site Mass, Injection Site Haematoma, Injection Site Erythema, Staring, Back Pain, Decreased Appetite, Injection Site Reaction

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Back Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Sep 25, 2010. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Neck Pain
  • Nausea
  • Injection Site Mass
  • Injection Site Haematoma
  • Injection Site Erythema
  • Staring
  • Back Pain
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Injection Site Reaction
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Cymbalta
  • Baclofen
  • Lotrel
  • Extavia (0.25 Mg, Qod, Subcutaneous; 0.3 Mg Vial, 125, Qod; 0.24 Mg (1 Ml), Qod, Subcutaneous)
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Back Pain, may still occur.
Mental Disorder, Head Injury, Back Pain, Fall, Spondylolisthesis, Sensory Loss, Nerve Injury, Accident At Work

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 15, 2012 by a male taking Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) . Location: BRAZIL , 41 years of age, weighting 224.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: mental disorder, head injury, back pain, fall, spondylolisthesis, sensory loss, nerve injury, accident at work. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Dizziness, Injection Site Pain, Joint Dislocation, Sciatic Nerve Injury, Hyperglycaemia, Mobility Decreased, Hypoglycaemia, Back Pain, Pharyngeal Inflammation

This Back Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BRAZIL. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 01, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: Since 3 Months). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Strength: 100 Mcg)
  • Thioctacid (Strength: 600 Mg)
  • Lantus (Dose : 18 Iu In The Morning And 14 Iu At Night)
  • Lantus (Dose : 18 Iu In The Morning And 14 Iu At Night)
  • Diovan Hct (Strength: 320 Mg; Since 1 Year)
  • Metformin Hcl (Strength: 850 Mg; Since 32 Years)
  • Aliskiren (Strength: 300 Mg; Since 1 Year)
  • Lercanidipine (Strength: 10 Mg)
When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Dizziness
  • Injection Site Pain
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Sciatic Nerve Injury
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Mobility Decreased
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Back Pain
  • Pharyngeal Inflammation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Back Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Blood Cholesterol Increased, Hypertension, Back Pain, Myocardial Infarction

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 09, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pravastatin
  • Naproxam Sodium
  • Diltiazin
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Seroquel
  • Flexeril
  • Spiriva (18 Mcg)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Hypertension
  • Back Pain
  • Myocardial Infarction
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Back Pain and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Diplopia, Dyspnoea, Blepharospasm, Alopecia, Back Pain, Urticaria, Visual Impairment

This Back Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 26, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: diplopia, dyspnoea, blepharospasm, alopecia, back pain, urticaria, visual impairment. Gabapentin dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tramadin (tramadol Hydrochloride)
  • Acetaminophen
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Daily, Oral)
  • Benicar
  • Oxycodone Hcl
  • Diazepam
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Back Pain Causes and Reviews


If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.

If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.

Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


Gabapentin Back Pain Reviews

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

Thu, 10 Nov 2011

I was prescribed 900 mgs. of Neurontin three times per day by my surgeon because of leg pain and Back Pain five months after a double fusion surgery (redo of lumbar L4-L5/S1) and a decompression of a pinched nerve. The doctor said that I now have indication of scar tissue and inflammation in the nerve in my right leg which has been my problem for almost four years. Although the pharmacist said that that was a very high dosage and I am a smaller woman--110 lbs., I took it with the 600 mgs. plus a cut one to make 900 mgs. After the fifth day, I was so dizzy, I could not stand up. My husband took my blood pressure and it was very low the whole day. I have gone back to 600 mgs. three times/day but my surgeon said that could not have caused my problem. Since getting off of the 900 mgs., I have not had the dizziness, except when I bend down.

I also have had no success with a number of antidepressants that I have tried through the years. I have been on Neurontin during most of that time. Could Neurontin have an affect on the efficacy of the antidepressant? I have also become suicidal so I am off of the latest antidepressant. Now I feel irritable and so sad that I cry all the time. I don't want to go back on another antidepressant, but maybe the Neurontin is the problem. I am just confused and miserable. HELP!!

Sat, 23 Aug 2008
I have been taking Gabapentin for a month. Started with 150 mg now am taking 800 a day. The first week I thought I was taking a magic pill. I did not have any pain in my thighs for the first time in 15 years. I still had Back Pain, pain down the side of my thighs and the back of my calves. My feet were still painful, but I was so happy to have my thighs better. When the Gabapentin was increased the side effects became too unbearable. First of all I am so tired It is all I can do to drag mysel out of bed. I nod off to sleep with no warning - at the computer, while reading, or sitting. I worry about driving, I have a constant headache, I am alway hungry and am gaining weight. I have a hard time concentrating and I just feel sick. I am bipolar and have been in remission for over 25 years. But since starting Gabapentin I have become clinically depressed. This is my major concern. I see the neurologist next week and I am seriously considering stopping this med. I lived with the thigh pain for 15 years and I still have the rest of my pain so I feel that the problems of the med out weigh the benifits.
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