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Gabapentin Muscular Weakness Side Effects

Gabapentin Muscular Weakness Side Effect Reports


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

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



Mental Status Changes, Muscular Weakness

This Muscular Weakness side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 75-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: back pain. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 1 Capsule Tid Oral), which was started on Feb 24, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Venlafaxine Xr
  • Tamsulosin
  • Pravastatin
  • Omeprazole
  • Metoprolol
  • Metolazone
  • Losartan
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Muscular Weakness
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Dyskinesia, Paraesthesia, Abasia, Muscular Weakness

This Muscular Weakness Gabapentin side effect was reported by a physician from GB on Nov 05, 2013. A Female , 57 years of age, weighting 178.6 lb, was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dyskinesia
  • Paraesthesia
  • Abasia
  • Muscular Weakness
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Atenolol
  • Codeine
  • Laxido /07474401/
  • Lisinopril
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Abasia, Muscular Weakness, Dyskinesia, Paraesthesia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:100 Mg, Bid, start time: Jun 04, 2013), combined with:
  • Atenolol (25 Mg, Od)
  • Codeine (30 Mg, Prn)
  • Laxido (Unk, Prn)
  • Lisinopril (30 Mg, Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Muscular Weakness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abasia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Dyskinesia
  • Paraesthesia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Muscular Weakness.

Headache, Dizziness, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Muscular Weakness, Feeling Abnormal, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Vomiting

A 51-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on Oct 10, 2011. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dyspepsia
  • Nausea
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Vomiting
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Clonazepam
  • Aciphex
  • Zegerid
  • Levothyroxine
  • Astepro Nasal Spary
  • Claritin
  • Vitamin D3
  • Thorne Basic Nutrients Iii
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Muscular Weakness.
Dyskinesia, Paraesthesia, Abasia, Muscular Weakness

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Nov 01, 2013. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: dyskinesia, paraesthesia, abasia, muscular weakness Additional patient health information: Female , 57 years of age, weighting 178.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, Bid. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol (25 Mg, Qd)
  • Codeine (30 Mg, Prn)
  • Laxido (Unk Unk, Prn)
  • Lisinopril (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Paraesthesia, Dyskinesia, Muscular Weakness, Abasia

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Muscular Weakness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): proctalgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: 200 Milligram Daily;) starting Jun 04, 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Paraesthesia
  • Dyskinesia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Abasia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol (25 Milligram Daily;)
  • Codeine (1 To 2 When Required.)
  • Laxido (When Required.)
  • Lisinopril
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscular Weakness, may still occur.
Muscular Weakness, Abasia, Paraesthesia, Dyskinesia

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Oct 31, 2013 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, Bid) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 57 years of age, weighting 178.6 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: muscular weakness, abasia, paraesthesia, dyskinesia. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Atenolol (25 Mg, Qd)
  • Codeine (30 Mg, 1 To 2 When Required)
  • Laxido (When Required)
  • Lisinopril (30 Mg, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Paraesthesia, Dyskinesia, Muscular Weakness, Abasia

This Muscular Weakness problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): proctalgia.On Jun 04, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 2x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Atenolol (25 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Codeine (30 Mg, As Needed, 1 To 2 When Required.)
  • Laxido (When Required.)
  • Lisinopril (30 Mg, Unk)
When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Paraesthesia
  • Dyskinesia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Abasia
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscular Weakness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Muscular Weakness, Tremor, Feeling Abnormal

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: fibromyalgia and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Tremor
  • Feeling Abnormal
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Muscular Weakness and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Weakness, Eyelid Ptosis, Mastication Disorder, Diplopia

This Muscular Weakness side effect was reported by a health professional from CA on Oct 04, 2013. A patient from CA , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: myasthenia gravis, muscular weakness, eyelid ptosis, mastication disorder, diplopia. Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg At Bed Time On Day 1. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Confusional State, Hallucination, Lethargy, Muscular Weakness, Abnormal Behaviour, Aggression, Gait Disturbance

This Muscular Weakness side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg (100 Mg, 3 In 1 D),oral), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Adcal D3 (lekovit Ca)
  • Naproxen (naproxen)
  • Paracetamol (paracetamol)
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Confusional State
  • Hallucination
  • Lethargy
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Aggression
  • Gait Disturbance
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Confusional State, Aggression, Abnormal Behaviour, Hallucination, Lethargy, Gait Disturbance, Muscular Weakness

This Muscular Weakness Gabapentin side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB on Sep 26, 2013. A Female , 60 years of age, weighting 114.6 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Confusional State
  • Aggression
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Hallucination
  • Lethargy
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Muscular Weakness
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Adcal D3
  • Naproxen
  • Paracetamol
The patient was hospitalized.
Confusional State, Aggression, Abnormal Behaviour, Hallucination, Lethargy, Gait Disturbance, Muscular Weakness

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:100 Mg, Tid, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Adcal (1 Df, Qd)
  • Naproxen (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Paracetamol (1 G, Qid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Muscular Weakness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Confusional State
  • Aggression
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Hallucination
  • Lethargy
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Muscular Weakness
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 neuralgia, resulting in Muscular Weakness.
Abnormal Behaviour, Hallucination, Lethargy, Confusional State, Muscular Weakness, Aggression, Gait Disturbance

A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: neuralgia started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 300 Milligram Daily;) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Hallucination
  • Lethargy
  • Confusional State
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Aggression
  • Gait Disturbance
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Naproxen
  • Adcal-d3 (At Night.)
  • Paracetamol (When Needed.)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Muscular Weakness.
Abnormal Behaviour, Lethargy, Muscular Weakness, Aggression, Gait Disturbance, Confusional State, Hallucination

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Sep 23, 2013. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: abnormal behaviour, lethargy, muscular weakness, aggression, gait disturbance, confusional state, hallucination Additional patient health information: Female , 60 years of age, weighting 114.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, Tid. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Adcal D3 (1 Df, Od)
  • Naproxen (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Paracetamol (1 G, Qid)
The patient was hospitalized.
Off Label Use, Discomfort, Muscular Weakness, Gait Disturbance, Pain In Extremity, Muscle Disorder

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Muscular Weakness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): fibromyalgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: 150 Mg, 2x/day) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
  • Discomfort
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Muscle Disorder
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lyrica (150 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Trazodone (Unk)
  • Temazepam (Unk)
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscular Weakness, may still occur.
Lethargy, Muscular Weakness, Abnormal Behaviour, Hallucination, Confusional State, Aggression, Gait Disturbance

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Sep 17, 2013 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, Tid) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 60 years of age, weighting 114.6 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: lethargy, muscular weakness, abnormal behaviour, hallucination, confusional state, aggression, gait disturbance. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Naproxen
  • Adcal-d3 (1 Df, Qd; At Night)
  • Paracetamol (1 G, Qid; When Needed)
The patient was hospitalized.
Abnormal Behaviour, Hallucination, Lethargy, Confusional State, Muscular Weakness, Aggression, Gait Disturbance

This Muscular Weakness problem was reported by a pharmacist from GB. A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): neuralgia.On NS a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Naproxen (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Adcal-d3 (At Night. Lemon)
  • Paracetamol (When Needed.)
When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Hallucination
  • Lethargy
  • Confusional State
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Aggression
  • Gait Disturbance
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 Muscular Weakness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Facial Paresis, Muscular Weakness, Dysarthria, Dizziness, Vertigo, Vision Blurred

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 48-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Jun 15, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
  • Angitil Xl
  • Omeprazole
  • Salmeterol
  • Fluticasone
  • Montelukast
  • Mometasone
  • Salbutamol
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Facial Paresis
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Dysarthria
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Blurred
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Muscular Weakness and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Vision Blurred, Burning Sensation, Dizziness, Feeling Abnormal, Gait Disturbance, Muscular Weakness, Pain In Extremity, Feeling Of Relaxation, Crying

This Muscular Weakness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jul 01, 2013. A female patient from US , 61 years of age, weighting 154.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: vision blurred, burning sensation, dizziness, feeling abnormal, gait disturbance, muscular weakness, pain in extremity, feeling of relaxation, crying. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, 2x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metoprolol (Unk)
  • Lisinopril (Unk)
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Muscular Weakness Causes and Reviews


Myasthenia gravis is a disease that causes weakness in your voluntary muscles. These are the muscles that you control. For example, you may have weakness in the muscles for eye movement, facial expressions, and swallowing. You can also have weakness in other muscles. This weakness gets worse with activity, and better with rest.

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease. Your body's immune system makes antibodies that block or change some of the nerve signals to your muscles. This makes your muscles weaker.

Other conditions can cause muscle weakness, so myasthenia gravis can be hard to diagnose. Tests used to make a diagnosis include blood, nerve, muscle, and imaging tests.

With treatment, the muscle weakness often gets much better. Medicines can help improve nerve-to-muscle messages and make muscles stronger. Other drugs keep your body from making so many abnormal antibodies. These medicines can have major side effects, so they should be used carefully. There are also treatments which filter abnormal antibodies from the blood or add healthy antibodies from donated blood. Sometimes, surgery to take out the thymus gland helps.

Some people with myasthenia gravis go into remission. This means that they do not have symptoms. The remission is usually temporary, but sometimes it can be permanent.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Gabapentin Muscular Weakness 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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