Gabapentin Headache Side Effect Reports


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

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


Abdominal Pain Upper, Headache, Anger, Dizziness, Insomnia, Clumsiness, Hyperacusis, Photosensitivity Reaction, Nausea

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 44-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 1 Tablet; After One Week 2 Tablets), which was started on Feb 16, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Montelukast
  • Valtrex
  • Zyrtec
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Headache
  • Anger
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Clumsiness
  • Hyperacusis
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Nausea
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Headache, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

This Headache Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 19, 2014. A Female , 62 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Headache
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
. Gabapentin dosage: Before Bed Increase To Two. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Feeling Abnormal, Blood Pressure Increased, Chest Pain, Headache, Hypoaesthesia, Derealisation, Bradyphrenia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 26-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:Taken By Mouth, start time: Jan 14, 2014), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Chest Pain
  • Headache
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Derealisation
  • Bradyphrenia
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 neuralgia, resulting in Headache.
Headache, Pain

A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: carpal tunnel syndrome started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 400 Mg, 4x/day) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Headache
  • Pain
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tramadol Hcl (50 Mg, Unk)
  • Hydrocodone (2.5 Mg, 1x/day)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Headache.
Throat Irritation, Dysphagia, Xanthopsia, Headache, Dysgeusia

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Feb 21, 2014. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: throat irritation, dysphagia, xanthopsia, headache, dysgeusia Additional patient health information: Female , 38 years of age, weighting 110.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, (at Bedtime). Concurrently used drugs:
  • Trazodone (150 Mg, 1x/day (bed Time))
  • Dexilant (Unk, Daily (1-2 A Day))
  • Zyrtec (Unk)
  • Percocet (Unk)
  • Xanax (1 Mg, Unk)
  • Naproxen (250 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Naproxen (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Oxycodone Hydrochloride W/paracetamol (Unk Mg, As Needed, (7.5/325 Mg 2 Tablets Every 4 - 6 Hours))
Off Label Use, Visual Impairment, Vision Blurred, Viral Infection, Lip Swelling, Headache, Depression, Hot Flush, Hypoaesthesia

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Headache 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): osteoarthritis,pain and used Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 3x/day) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vision Blurred
  • Viral Infection
  • Lip Swelling
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Hot Flush
  • Hypoaesthesia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Vicodin (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Vicodin
  • Diclofenac (75 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Diclofenac
  • Zocor (40 Mg, Daily)
  • Lisinopril (10 Mg, Daily)
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Hepatocellular Injury, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 03, 2014 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, Tid) . Location: FR , 47 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: hepatocellular injury, headache, nausea, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Octagam /00025201/ (1 G/kg, Daily)
  • Oramorph (19.2 Drops, Daily)
  • Acupan (4 Df, Daily)
The patient was hospitalized.
Off Label Use, Vision Blurred, Loss Of Libido, Insomnia, Amnesia, Dizziness, Headache, Disturbance In Attention, Logorrhoea

This Headache problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): pain,inflammation,ankle fracture.On Dec 06, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Off Label Use
  • Vision Blurred
  • Loss Of Libido
  • Insomnia
  • Amnesia
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Logorrhoea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Off Label Use, Pruritus, Headache

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: post herpetic neuralgia,fibromyalgia and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 1x/day) starting Dec 11, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
  • Pruritus
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Headache and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Off Label Use, Nightmare, Headache, Head Discomfort, Tremor, Tearfulness, Agitation, Insomnia

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 22, 2013. A female patient from US , 49 years of age, weighting 235.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: off label use, nightmare, headache, head discomfort, tremor, tearfulness, agitation, insomnia. Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg, Single.
Associated medications used:
  • Metformin (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Synthroid (150 Ug, Daily)
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Headache

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Headache
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Headache, Dizziness, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Muscular Weakness, Feeling Abnormal, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Vomiting

This Headache Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 31, 2013. A male , 51 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dyspepsia
  • Nausea
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Vomiting
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Clonazepam
  • Aciphex
  • Zegerid
  • Levothyroxine
  • Astepro Nasal Spary
  • Claritin
  • Vitamin D3
  • Thorne Basic Nutrients Iii
Diplopia, Headache

This is a Gabapentin 300 Mg side effect report of a 12-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: pain, who was treated with Gabapentin 300 Mg (dosage:1 Pill, start time: May 08, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diplopia
  • Headache
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin 300 Mg treatment in patients suffering from pain, resulting in Headache.
Fall, Abdominal Pain, Headache, Blood Pressure Increased, Chills, Nausea, Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Withdrawal Syndrome

A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: post herpetic neuralgia,fibromyalgia,off label use started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Fall
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Agitation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Headache.
Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Cold Sweat, Chills, Nausea, Insomnia, Abdominal Pain, Headache

A female patient from CA was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Dec 19, 2013. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: agitation, decreased appetite, cold sweat, chills, nausea, insomnia, abdominal pain, headache Additional patient health information: Female , 75 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 1800 Mg/day. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Hypokalaemia, Blood Pressure Increased, Headache, Abdominal Pain, Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Cold Sweat, Chills

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient from CA (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): fibromyalgia,post herpetic neuralgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: 1800 Mg/day) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Agitation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Cold Sweat
  • Chills
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Cerebrovascular Accident, Hypotonia, Aphasia, Headache, Hemiparesis, Cerebral Infarction, Cerebral Artery Occlusion, Brain Midline Shift, Somnolence

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Oct 11, 2013 by a male taking Gabapentin (dosage: 900 Mg, Tid) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 39 years of age, weighting 180.8 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: cerebrovascular accident, hypotonia, aphasia, headache, hemiparesis, cerebral infarction, cerebral artery occlusion, brain midline shift, somnolence. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Fall, Disease Recurrence, Abdominal Pain, Headache, Blood Pressure Increased, Chills, Cold Sweat, Nausea, Insomnia

This Headache problem was reported by a physician from CA. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): fibromyalgia,post herpetic neuralgia,depression.On NS 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:
  • Fall
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Chills
  • Cold Sweat
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anger, Headache

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 50-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anger
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Headache and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Depression, Gingival Pain, Headache, Tinnitus, Insomnia, Oropharyngeal Pain, Paraesthesia

This Headache side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Sep 10, 2013. A patient from GB , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: depression, gingival pain, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, oropharyngeal pain, paraesthesia. Gabapentin dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Headache Causes and Reviews


Almost everyone has had a Headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of Headache is a tension Headache. Tension Headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension Headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of Headaches include migraines, cluster Headaches, and sinus Headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all Headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes Headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe Headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a Headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a Headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Gabapentin Headache Reviews

Mon, 07 May 2012

After spinal decompression, 2 discs removed L4-5 and coflex implants I am on Gabapentin but have gained weight and have Headaches everyday. At night I am woken by muscle pain in legs.

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.
Mon, 11 Oct 2010
I habe been on Gab for a year now at 800 mg twice a day for Headaches. Headache is gone but the side effects are making life miserable. I am nauses, dizzy, lightheades. Hullicinating, off balance, No pain anywhere. Just had female surgery and 3 weeks later having a very hard time still trying to eat. I cant wait to be reduced and get off this med. Hope the Headaches never come back.
Fri, 15 Oct 2010
I ran out of the gabapntina and Dr will not prescibe it he doesn't know enough about it. I am having sweats, Headache and stomach discomfort, I feel terrible.
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