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Gabapentin Myoclonus Side Effects

Gabapentin Myoclonus Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Myoclonus, 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, Grip Strength Decreased, Lethargy, Tremor, Myoclonus, Confusional State, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Myoclonus side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 55-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 600 Mg, Qd), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vancomycin (Unk)
  • Piperacillin/tazobactam (Unk)
  • Clopidogrel (Unk)
  • Amlodipine (Unk)
  • Hydralazine (Unk)
  • Metoprolol (Unk)
  • Clonidine (Unk)
  • Atorvastatin (Unk)
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Grip Strength Decreased
  • Lethargy
  • Tremor
  • Myoclonus
  • Confusional State
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Myoclonus, Tremor, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Myoclonus Gabapentin side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Feb 17, 2014. A Female , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Myoclonus
  • Tremor
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
. Gabapentin dosage: 900 Mg, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Simvastatin (Unk)
  • Metformin (Unk)
  • Citalopram (Unk)
  • Fluticasone Proprionate (Unk)
  • Albuterol /00139501/ (Unk)
  • Lisinopril (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Furosemide (Unk)
  • Furosemide (60 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized.
Neurotoxicity, Asterixis, Areflexia, Sensory Disturbance, Hypotonia, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia, Myoclonus

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 68-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypoaesthesia, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:300 Mg ; Hs ;, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Myoclonus side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Asterixis
  • Areflexia
  • Sensory Disturbance
  • Hypotonia
  • White Blood Cell Count Increased
  • Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia
  • Myoclonus
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 hypoaesthesia, resulting in Myoclonus.

Somnolence, Myoclonus, Muscle Spasms, Hallucination, Feeling Hot, Trance, Speech Disorder, Hallucination, Synaesthetic, Skin Discolouration

A 40-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: neuralgia started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 1 D) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Somnolence
  • Myoclonus
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Hallucination
  • Feeling Hot
  • Trance
  • Speech Disorder
  • Hallucination, Synaesthetic
  • Skin Discolouration
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cetirizine Hydrochloride
  • Co-codamol (panadeine Co)
  • Darunavir (darunavir)
  • Ritonavir (ritonavir)
  • Septrin (bactrim)
  • Truvada
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Myoclonus.
Compulsions, Somnolence, Feeling Abnormal, Hallucination, Hallucination, Synaesthetic, Myoclonus, Pain, Feeling Hot, Muscle Spasms

A patient from GB was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Feb 05, 2014. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: compulsions, somnolence, feeling abnormal, hallucination, hallucination, synaesthetic, myoclonus, pain, feeling hot, muscle spasms 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: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Tremor, Mental Status Changes, Hypotension, Localised Infection, Condition Aggravated, Confusional State, Myoclonus, Renal Impairment, Dialysis

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Myoclonus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): neuralgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: Stopped) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Tremor
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Hypotension
  • Localised Infection
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Confusional State
  • Myoclonus
  • Renal Impairment
  • Dialysis
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Clopidogrel (clopidogrel)
  • Amlodipine (amlodipine)
  • Hydralazine (hydralazine)
  • Metoprolol (metoprolol)
  • Clonidine (clonidine)
  • Atorvastatin (atorvastatin)
  • Oxycodone (oxycodone)
  • Hydromorphone (hydromorphone)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myoclonus, may still occur.
Muscle Spasms, Hallucination, Somnolence, Myoclonus, Trance, Compulsions, Feeling Abnormal, Speech Disorder, Hallucination, Synaesthetic

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Feb 04, 2014 by a male taking Gabapentin (dosage: 1500mg, Divided Into Three Doses During The Day.) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 40 years of age, weighting 148.6 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: muscle spasms, hallucination, somnolence, myoclonus, trance, compulsions, feeling abnormal, speech disorder, hallucination, synaesthetic. Additional medications/treatments:
Toxicity To Various Agents, Myoclonus, Blood Sodium Decreased, Hyperkalaemia, Haemodialysis, Renal Failure Acute, Tremor

This Myoclonus problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): neuralgia.On NS a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (gabapentin) (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Simvastatin (simvastatin)
  • Metformin (metformin)
  • Citalopram (citalopram)
  • Gabapentin (gabapentin )
  • Fluticason Propionate (fluticasone Propionate)
  • Albuterol (salbutamol)
  • Lisinopril (lisinopril)
  • Furosemide (furosemide)
When commencing Gabapentin (gabapentin), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Myoclonus
  • Blood Sodium Decreased
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Haemodialysis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Tremor
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 Myoclonus, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Compulsions, Feeling Abnormal, Hallucination, Synaesthetic, Feeling Hot, Muscle Spasms, Trance, Speech Disorder, Pain, Myoclonus

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 40-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 1200 Mg, Od) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Compulsions
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Hallucination, Synaesthetic
  • Feeling Hot
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Trance
  • Speech Disorder
  • Pain
  • Myoclonus
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Myoclonus and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Muscle Spasms, Hallucination, Somnolence, Myoclonus, Trance, Compulsions, Feeling Abnormal, Speech Disorder, Hallucination, Synaesthetic

This Myoclonus side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Jan 29, 2014. A patient from GB , 40 years of age, weighting 148.6 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: muscle spasms, hallucination, somnolence, myoclonus, trance, compulsions, feeling abnormal, speech disorder, hallucination, synaesthetic. Gabapentin dosage: 1500 Milligram Daily; 1500mg, Divided Into Three Doses During The Day.. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Muscle Spasms, Hallucination, Somnolence, Myoclonus, Trance, Compulsions, Feeling Abnormal, Speech Disorder, Hallucination, Synaesthetic

This Myoclonus 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: 1200mg Unit Dose Divided Into Three Doses During The Day), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Hallucination
  • Somnolence
  • Myoclonus
  • Trance
  • Compulsions
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Speech Disorder
  • Hallucination, Synaesthetic
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia, Blood Creatinine Increased, Myoclonus, Asterixis, Hyperexplexia, Post-anoxic Myoclonus

This Myoclonus Gabapentin side effect was reported by a physician from US on Nov 19, 2013. A male , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Myoclonus
  • Asterixis
  • Hyperexplexia
  • Post-anoxic Myoclonus
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Myoclonus, Dysarthria, Mental Impairment, Toxicity To Various Agents

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 66-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:900 Mg, Daily, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Fentanyl (50 ?g/h Every 3 Days)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Myoclonus side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myoclonus
  • Dysarthria
  • Mental Impairment
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
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 Myoclonus.
Coma, Respiratory Failure, Myoclonus, Tremor

A 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin Capsules 100mg treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin Capsules 100mg treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Coma
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Myoclonus
  • Tremor
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methadone
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin Capsules 100mg side effects, such as Myoclonus.
Coma, Hypotension, Myoclonus, Hyperreflexia, Somnolence

A patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin Capsules 100mg on Jul 05, 2013. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: coma, hypotension, myoclonus, hyperreflexia, somnolence Additional patient health information: male , 20 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin Capsules 100mg dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxycodone
The patient was hospitalized.
Serotonin Syndrome, Fall, Joint Injury, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myoclonus, Convulsion, Tachycardia

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Capsules 100mg Myoclonus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 32-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Gabapentin Capsules 100mg (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin Capsules 100mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Fall
  • Joint Injury
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Myoclonus
  • Convulsion
  • Tachycardia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Methadone
  • Sertraline
  • Tramadol
The patient was hospitalized. Although Gabapentin Capsules 100mg demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myoclonus, may still occur.
Headache, Myoclonus, Hyperreflexia, Ataxia, Vision Blurred

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jul 05, 2013 by a male taking Gabapentin Capsules 100mg (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 28 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: headache, myoclonus, hyperreflexia, ataxia, vision blurred. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Headache, Myoclonus, Ataxia, Vision Blurred, Hyperreflexia

This Myoclonus problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 28-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.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:
  • Headache
  • Myoclonus
  • Ataxia
  • Vision Blurred
  • Hyperreflexia
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 Myoclonus, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Coma, Respiratory Failure, Myoclonus, Tremor

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methadone
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Coma
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Myoclonus
  • Tremor
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Myoclonus and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Somnolence, Coma, Hypotension, Myoclonus, Hyperreflexia

This Myoclonus side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jun 20, 2013. A patient from US , 20 years of age, was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: somnolence, coma, hypotension, myoclonus, hyperreflexia. Gabapentin dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Oxycodone
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Myoclonus Causes and Reviews


Imagine if parts of your body moved when you didn't want them to. If you have a movement disorder, you experience these kinds of impaired movement. Dyskinesia is abnormal uncontrolled movement and is a common symptom of many movement disorders. Tremors are a type of dyskinesia.

Nerve diseases cause many movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. Other causes include injuries, autoimmune diseases, infections and certain medicines. Many movement disorders are inherited, which means they run in families.

Treatment varies by disorder. Medicine can cure some disorders. Others get better when an underlying disease is treated. Often, however, there is no cure. In that case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms and relieve pain.


Gabapentin Myoclonus 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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