Gabapentin Memory Impairment Side Effect Reports


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

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


Coordination Abnormal, Depression, Dyspnoea, Somnolence, Fatigue, Gait Disturbance, Memory Impairment, Mood Swings

This Memory Impairment side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: back pain. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 2x/day), which was started on 201301. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Coordination Abnormal
  • Depression
  • Dyspnoea
  • Somnolence
  • Fatigue
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Memory Impairment
  • Mood Swings
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Abnormal Behaviour, Somnambulism, Memory Impairment, Quality Of Life Decreased

This Memory Impairment Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from PR on Oct 17, 2013. A male , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Somnambulism
  • Memory Impairment
  • Quality Of Life Decreased
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Feeling Abnormal, Malaise, Fatigue, Tremor, Memory Impairment, Depression, Decreased Interest, Somnolence

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 33-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: pain,fibromyalgia,depression, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:NA, start time: 201102), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Memory Impairment side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Malaise
  • Fatigue
  • Tremor
  • Memory Impairment
  • Depression
  • Decreased Interest
  • Somnolence
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 pain,fibromyalgia,depression, resulting in Memory Impairment.
Disorientation, Memory Impairment, Pain In Extremity, Nausea, Confusional State, Visual Impairment, Vision Blurred, Neuralgia, Condition Aggravated

A 65-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: spinal column stenosis started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on Oct 01, 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Disorientation
  • Memory Impairment
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Nausea
  • Confusional State
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vision Blurred
  • Neuralgia
  • Condition Aggravated
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Memory Impairment.
Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Impaired Driving Ability, Memory Impairment, Euphoric Mood, Sedation

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Apr 12, 2013. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: autoimmune thyroiditis, impaired driving ability, memory impairment, euphoric mood, sedation Additional patient health information: Female , 49 years of age, weighting 300.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: 400 Mg, 2x/day. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Amnesia, Memory Impairment, Somnambulism, Convulsion, Depression, Abnormal Behaviour, Disorientation, Cognitive Disorder

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Memory Impairment side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old patient from PR (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Feb 24, 2012. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Amnesia
  • Memory Impairment
  • Somnambulism
  • Convulsion
  • Depression
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Disorientation
  • Cognitive Disorder
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Memory Impairment, may still occur.
Dyspnoea, Abdominal Pain, Feeling Drunk, Mania, Memory Impairment

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 09, 2013 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 1 Cap 300 Mg 3 Times A Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 76 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: dyspnoea, abdominal pain, feeling drunk, mania, memory impairment. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Off Label Use, Memory Impairment, Dysstasia, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Limb Discomfort, Feeling Hot, Burning Sensation, Pain In Extremity

This Memory Impairment problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): neck pain,pain in extremity.On 2007 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
  • Memory Impairment
  • Dysstasia
  • Hypertension
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Limb Discomfort
  • Feeling Hot
  • Burning Sensation
  • Pain In Extremity
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Memory Impairment, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Convulsion, Depression, Amnesia, Disorientation, Incorrect Dose Administered, Abnormal Behaviour, Somnambulism, Memory Impairment, Quality Of Life Decreased

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia,supportive care and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Convulsion
  • Depression
  • Amnesia
  • Disorientation
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Somnambulism
  • Memory Impairment
  • Quality Of Life Decreased
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Memory Impairment and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Memory Impairment, Local Swelling, Dyskinesia, Knee Operation

This Memory Impairment side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA on Mar 18, 2013. A female patient from CA , 66 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: memory impairment, local swelling, dyskinesia, knee operation. Gabapentin dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Disorientation, Abnormal Behaviour, Somnambulism, Depression, Amnesia, Convulsion, Insomnia, Memory Impairment

This Memory Impairment side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from PR. A 47-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Disorientation
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Somnambulism
  • Depression
  • Amnesia
  • Convulsion
  • Insomnia
  • Memory Impairment
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Polyneuropathy, Memory Impairment, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

This Memory Impairment Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 25, 2013. A male , 62 years of age, weighting 240.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Memory Impairment
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
. Gabapentin dosage: 1200 Mg (two Tablets Of 600mg), 3x/day. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Hydrocortisone (Unk)
Memory Impairment, Petit Mal Epilepsy, Erectile Dysfunction, Fatigue, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Convulsion, Cerebral Cyst

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 53-year-old patient (weight:NA) from DK, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:2+1+1+1 Daily, start time: 200302), combined with:
  • Valproic Acid
  • Oxcarbazepine (oxcarbazepine) Tablet, 300mg
  • Lamotrigine (lamotrigine)
  • Delepsine
  • Simvastatin
  • Atacand
  • Hjertemagnyl
, and developed a serious reaction and a Memory Impairment side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Memory Impairment
  • Petit Mal Epilepsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
  • Convulsion
  • Cerebral Cyst
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 epilepsy, resulting in Memory Impairment.
Memory Impairment, Petit Mal Epilepsy, Erectile Dysfunction, Fatigue, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Convulsion, Cerebral Cyst

A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DK with the following symptoms: epilepsy started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 2+1+1+1 Daily) on 200302. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Memory Impairment
  • Petit Mal Epilepsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
  • Convulsion
  • Cerebral Cyst
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Valproic Acid
  • Oxcarbazepine (oxcarbazepine) Tablet, 300mg
  • Lamotrigine (lamotrigine)
  • Delepsine
  • Simvastatin
  • Atacand
  • Hjertemagnyl
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Memory Impairment.
Petit Mal Epilepsy, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Memory Impairment, Erectile Dysfunction, Dissociation, Communication Disorder

A patient from DK was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Dec 28, 2012. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: petit mal epilepsy, sleep apnoea syndrome, memory impairment, erectile dysfunction, dissociation, communication disorder Additional patient health information: male , 53 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 5 Dosage Forms Daily;. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Petit Mal Epilepsy, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Memory Impairment, Erectile Dysfunction, Dissociation, Communication Disorder

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Memory Impairment side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old patient from DK (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): epilepsy and used Gabapentin (dosage: 5 Dosage Forms Daily;) starting 200302. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Petit Mal Epilepsy
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
  • Memory Impairment
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Dissociation
  • Communication Disorder
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Memory Impairment, may still occur.
Petit Mal Epilepsy, Memory Impairment, Erectile Dysfunction

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Dec 26, 2012 by a male taking Gabapentin (dosage: 400 Mg, 2+1+1+1, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: DK , 53 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: petit mal epilepsy, memory impairment, erectile dysfunction. Additional medications/treatments:
Memory Impairment, Erectile Dysfunction, Petit Mal Epilepsy

This Memory Impairment problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DK. A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): epilepsy.On Aug 29, 2006 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 400 Mg, 2+1+1+1, Daily). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Memory Impairment
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Petit Mal Epilepsy
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Memory Impairment, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Petit Mal Epilepsy, Memory Impairment, Erectile Dysfunction

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DK. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: epilepsy and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting 200302. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Trileptal
  • Sodium Valproate (1500mg Per Day)
  • Lamictal
  • Delepsine
  • Simvastatin
  • Atacand
  • Hjertemagnyl (75mg Per Day)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Petit Mal Epilepsy
  • Memory Impairment
  • Erectile Dysfunction
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Memory Impairment and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Constipation, Dizziness, Cystitis, Memory Impairment, Tremor, Oedema Peripheral

This Memory Impairment side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 26, 2012. A female patient from US , 82 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: constipation, dizziness, cystitis, memory impairment, tremor, oedema peripheral. Gabapentin dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Memory Impairment 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 Memory Impairment 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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