Gabapentin Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports
The following Gabapentin Diarrhoea side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, 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.
|Somnolence, Dizziness, Gait Disturbance, Abdominal Discomfort, Confusional State, Disorientation, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Tremor|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: vestibular disorder. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, Unk), which was started on 201312. Concurrently used drugs:
|Muscle Twitching, Tremor, Vision Blurred, Somnolence, Diarrhoea, Coordination Abnormal, Dysphagia, Anxiety, Product Quality Issue|
This Diarrhoea Gabapentin 100 Mg. Capsule side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 21, 2013. A Female , 44 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with
|Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Restlessness, Heart Rate Increased, Hypertension, Thirst, Pruritus, Diarrhoea, Disturbance In Attention|
This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:300mg/3pills Tid 2 At Bedtime Taken By Mouth, start time: Aug 12, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
|Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Loss Of Consciousness, Paraesthesia Oral, Somnolence, Vomiting|
A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 1200 Milligram Daily;) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
A female patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Aug 08, 2013. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: diarrhoea Additional patient health information: Female , 48 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
|Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms|
This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): convulsion,headache and used Gabapentin (dosage: 600 Mg, 4x/day) starting 2002. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Diarrhoea, Increased Appetite, Visual Impairment, Gait Disturbance, Nightmare|
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 29, 2013 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day) was diagnosed with
|Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea|
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 80-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): neuralgia.On 201304 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 3x/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:
This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) from IT. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: polyneuropathy and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 1200 Mg, 1x/day) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
|Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 11, 2013. A patient from US , 42 years of age, was diagnosed with
Associated medications used:
|Diarrhoea, Constipation, Influenza Like Illness, Pain, Feeling Abnormal, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue|
This Diarrhoea 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: arthritic pains. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 2 Capsules), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
|Vision Blurred, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Fatigue, Dizziness|
This Diarrhoea Gabapentin side effect was reported by a physician from US on Nov 15, 2012. A Female , 66 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with
|Convulsion, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Dysgeusia, Incorrect Dose Administered|
This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: grand mal seizure,seizures, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:Unk, start time: 2011), combined with:
|Serotonin Syndrome, Disorientation, Fatigue, Alkalosis, Pleocytosis, Diarrhoea|
A 58-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DK with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 10, 2012. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Serotonin Syndrome, Disorientation, Restlessness, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Tachycardia, Alkalosis, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea|
A patient from SE was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Sep 12, 2012. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: serotonin syndrome, disorientation, restlessness, dyspnoea, fatigue, tachycardia, alkalosis, muscle spasms, diarrhoea Additional patient health information: male , 58 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: 3600 Mg. Concurrently used drugs:
|Amnesia, Hallucination, Migraine, Hypertension, Insomnia, Abdominal Discomfort, Diarrhoea, Hypersensitivity, Weight Increased|
This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): fibromyalgia,depression,back pain,hypertension,restless legs syndrome,anaemia,multiple allergies,vitamin b12 deficiency,vitamin d deficiency and used Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2010. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Thrombocytopenia, Haematemesis, Contusion, Abdominal Pain, Full Blood Count Abnormal, Diarrhoea|
An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jun 14, 2012 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 42 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: thrombocytopenia, haematemesis, contusion, abdominal pain, full blood count abnormal, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 64-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 05, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Full Blood Count Abnormal, Contusion, Blood Disorder, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Thrombocytopenia, Haematemesis|
This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jun 06, 2012. A patient from UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with
Gabapentin Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews
What is diarrhea?
Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.
Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.What causes diarrhea?
The most common causes of diarrhea include
- Bacteria from contaminated food or water
- Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
- Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
- Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
- Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
- Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
- Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome
Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.
Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.Who is at risk for diarrhea?
People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.
People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?
Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include
- Cramps or pain in the abdomen
- An urgent need to use the bathroom
- Loss of bowel control
If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.
Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?
Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have
- Signs of dehydration
- Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
- Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
- A fever of 102 degrees or higher
- Stools containing blood or pus
- Stools that are black and tarry
If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?
To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may
- Do a physical exam
- Ask about any medicines you are taking
- Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
- Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away
If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.What are the treatments for diarrhea?
Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.
Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.
Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.Can diarrhea be prevented?
Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.
You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:
- Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
- If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
- Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
- Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Gabapentin Diarrhoea 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.
|Tue, 29 Nov 2011|
|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|
|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.
|Sat, 09 Oct 2010|
I have dizziness