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Gabapentin Muscle Spasms Side Effects

Gabapentin Muscle Spasms Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Muscle Spasms, 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, Myoclonus, Muscle Spasms, Hallucination, Feeling Hot, Trance, Speech Disorder, Hallucination, Synaesthetic, Skin Discolouration

This Muscle Spasms side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 40-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 1 D), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cetirizine Hydrochloride
  • Co-codamol (panadeine Co)
  • Darunavir (darunavir)
  • Ritonavir (ritonavir)
  • Septrin (bactrim)
  • Truvada
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Somnolence
  • Myoclonus
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Hallucination
  • Feeling Hot
  • Trance
  • Speech Disorder
  • Hallucination, Synaesthetic
  • Skin Discolouration
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Compulsions, Somnolence, Feeling Abnormal, Hallucination, Hallucination, Synaesthetic, Myoclonus, Pain, Feeling Hot, Muscle Spasms

This Muscle Spasms Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Feb 05, 2014. A male , 40 years of age, weighting 148.6 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Compulsions
  • Somnolence
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Hallucination
  • Hallucination, Synaesthetic
  • Myoclonus
  • Pain
  • Feeling Hot
  • Muscle Spasms
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Muscle Spasms, Hallucination, Somnolence, Myoclonus, Trance, Compulsions, Feeling Abnormal, Speech Disorder, Hallucination, Synaesthetic

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 40-year-old patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:1500mg, Divided Into Three Doses During The Day., start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Muscle Spasms side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Hallucination
  • Somnolence
  • Myoclonus
  • Trance
  • Compulsions
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Speech Disorder
  • Hallucination, Synaesthetic
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 Muscle Spasms.

Compulsions, Feeling Abnormal, Hallucination, Synaesthetic, Feeling Hot, Muscle Spasms, Trance, Speech Disorder, Pain, Myoclonus

A 40-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: neuralgia started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 1200 Mg, Od) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Compulsions
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Hallucination, Synaesthetic
  • Feeling Hot
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Trance
  • Speech Disorder
  • Pain
  • Myoclonus
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Muscle Spasms.
Muscle Spasms, Hallucination, Somnolence, Myoclonus, Trance, Compulsions, Feeling Abnormal, Speech Disorder, Hallucination, Synaesthetic

A patient from GB was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Jan 29, 2014. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: muscle spasms, hallucination, somnolence, myoclonus, trance, compulsions, feeling abnormal, speech disorder, hallucination, synaesthetic Additional patient health information: male , 40 years of age, weighting 148.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 1500 Milligram Daily; 1500mg, Divided Into Three Doses During The Day.. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Muscle Spasms, Hallucination, Somnolence, Myoclonus, Trance, Compulsions, Feeling Abnormal, Speech Disorder, Hallucination, Synaesthetic

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Muscle Spasms side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): neuralgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: 1200mg Unit Dose Divided Into Three Doses During The Day) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Hallucination
  • Somnolence
  • Myoclonus
  • Trance
  • Compulsions
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Speech Disorder
  • Hallucination, Synaesthetic
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscle Spasms, may still occur.
Off Label Use, Intervertebral Disc Disorder, Muscle Spasms

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 14, 2014 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 400 Mg, 3x/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 64 years of age, weighting 210.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: off label use, intervertebral disc disorder, muscle spasms. Additional medications/treatments:
Pain, Arthralgia, Back Pain, Muscle Spasms, Myalgia

This Muscle Spasms problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On May 27, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 100 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:
  • Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Back Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Myalgia
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 Muscle Spasms, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tic, Muscle Spasms, Headache

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 33-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia,procedural pain and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 3 Four Times Daily Taken By Mouth) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Tic
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Muscle Spasms and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Somnolence, Muscle Spasms, Myalgia, Discomfort, Pain, Migraine, Abnormal Dreams, Yawning, Neck Pain

This Muscle Spasms side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Aug 01, 2013. A female patient from US , 57 years of age, weighting 187.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: somnolence, muscle spasms, myalgia, discomfort, pain, migraine, abnormal dreams, yawning, neck pain. Gabapentin dosage: 1 Capsule For 5 Nights, Then 2 Per Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Amphetamine Salts
  • Alprazolam
  • Lorazepam
  • Maxalt-mlt
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms

This Muscle Spasms side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 38-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: convulsion,headache. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 600 Mg, 4x/day), which was started on 2002. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ibuprofen (Unk, As Needed)
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle Spasms
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Bedridden, Hyperhidrosis, Urticaria, Pharyngeal Oedema, Muscle Spasms, Malaise, Condition Aggravated

This Muscle Spasms Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 21, 2013. A Female , 58 years of age, was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Bedridden
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Urticaria
  • Pharyngeal Oedema
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Malaise
  • Condition Aggravated
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Myoclonus, Muscle Spasms, Contusion, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 13-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: complex regional pain syndrome, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:NA, start time: Feb 19, 2013), combined with:
  • Flexiril
, and developed a serious reaction and a Muscle Spasms side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myoclonus
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Contusion
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
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 complex regional pain syndrome, resulting in Muscle Spasms.
Loss Of Consciousness, Disorientation, Muscle Spasms, Pain In Extremity

A 76-year-old patient (weight: NA) from DE with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Disorientation
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pain In Extremity
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amlodipine (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Ass Protectid (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Vitamin B Komplex
  • Simvastatin
  • Allopurinol (300 Mg, Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Muscle Spasms.
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:
  • Tramadol
  • Palexia (450 Mg)
  • Postafen
The patient was hospitalized.
Oedema Peripheral, Muscle Injury, Weight Increased, Pain, Road Traffic Accident, Muscle Tightness, Dysstasia, Urinary Incontinence, Muscle Spasms

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Muscle Spasms side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): neuralgia,fibromyalgia,road traffic accident,thyroid disorder,pain,arthritis and used Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2010. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Muscle Injury
  • Weight Increased
  • Pain
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Muscle Tightness
  • Dysstasia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Muscle Spasms
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Mobic (7.5 Mg)
  • Celebrex
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Celebrex
  • Celebrex
  • Synthroid (100 Mcg)
  • Mobic
  • Celebrex
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscle Spasms, may still occur.
Cholelithiasis, Blood Urine Present, Muscle Spasms, Feeling Abnormal, No Therapeutic Response, Incontinence, Abdominal Pain Upper, Abasia, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 09, 2012 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 3 Dosage Forms (1 Dosage Forms, 3 In 1 D), Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, weighting 203.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: cholelithiasis, blood urine present, muscle spasms, feeling abnormal, no therapeutic response, incontinence, abdominal pain upper, abasia, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tiazanidine (tiazanidine)
  • Metaxalone
Fatigue, Arthralgia, Muscle Spasms, Myalgia

This Muscle Spasms problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 19, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Atenolol
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd, Oral)
  • Simvastatin
  • Vitamin B12
  • Omeprazole
  • Tylenol Allergy Sinus (chlorphenamine Maleate, Paracetamol, Pseudoephe
  • Efexor Xr (venlafaxine)
  • Baclofen
When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Fatigue
  • Arthralgia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Myalgia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscle Spasms, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrointestinal Disorder, Dysphagia, Eating Disorder, Pain, Gastrointestinal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Incorrect Dose Administered, Weight Decreased, Somnolence

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: musculoskeletal stiffness,convulsion and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day) starting Jan 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lorazepam (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Dysphagia
  • Eating Disorder
  • Pain
  • Gastrointestinal Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Weight Decreased
  • Somnolence
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Muscle Spasms and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Diplopia, Muscle Spasms, Vertigo

This Muscle Spasms side effect was reported by a health professional from ITALY on Mar 22, 2012. A patient from ITALY , 73 years of age, was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: diplopia, muscle spasms, vertigo. Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg, Qd.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Spiriva (18 Ug, Unk)
  • Losartan Potassium (Unk)
  • Lansoprazole (Unk)
  • Fluticasone Propionate/salmeterol (50/500, Nasal Powder)
  • Lasix (25 Mg, Tablets)
  • Allopurinol (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Muscle Spasms Causes and Reviews


Angina is chest pain or discomfort you feel when there is not enough blood flow to your heart muscle. Your heart muscle needs the oxygen that the blood carries. Angina may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in your chest. It may feel like indigestion. You may also feel pain in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back.

Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common heart disease. CAD happens when a sticky substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, reducing blood flow.

There are three types of angina:

  • Stable angina is the most common type. It happens when the heart is working harder than usual. Stable angina has a regular pattern. Rest and medicines usually help.
  • Unstable angina is the most dangerous. It does not follow a pattern and can happen without physical exertion. It does not go away with rest or medicine. It is a sign that you could have a heart attack soon.
  • Variant angina is rare. It happens when you are resting. Medicines can help.

Not all chest pain or discomfort is angina. If you have chest pain, you should see your health care provider.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Gabapentin Muscle Spasms 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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