Gabapentin Off Label Use Side Effect Reports


The following Gabapentin Off Label Use side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Off Label Use, 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.


Altered State Of Consciousness, Sopor, Off Label Use

This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IT. A 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sedation. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 22, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Seroquel - 50 Mg Compresse A Rilascio Prolungato - Astrazeneca S.p.a.
  • Tegretol - 400 Mg Compresse - Novartis Farma S.p.a.
  • Plavix 75 - Compresse Filmrivestite
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Sopor
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Somnolence, Dizziness, Off Label Use

This Off Label Use Gabapentin side effect was reported by a health professional from SG on Feb 25, 2014. A Female , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Somnolence
  • Dizziness
  • Off Label Use
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Oxygen (oxygen)
  • Nortriptylene (nortriptylene)
  • Lamotrigine (lamotrigine)
  • Carbamazepine
  • Indometcain (indometacain)
Off Label Use, Weight Increased

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 58-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral,pain, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:300 Mg, 2x/day, start time: 201402), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Off Label Use side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Off Label Use
  • Weight Increased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in female patients suffering from neuropathy peripheral,pain, resulting in Off Label Use.
Off Label Use

A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: fibromyalgia,hypertension,sleep disorder started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: Unk) on 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol (Unk)
  • Zolpidem (Unk)
  • Hydrothiazide (Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Off Label Use.
Off Label Use, Local Swelling

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Feb 17, 2014. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: off label use, local swelling Additional patient health information: Female , 37 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 400 Mg, 3x/day. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Off Label Use, Somnolence, Depressed Mood, Mood Altered, Hypoaesthesia, Vision Blurred, Visual Impairment

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Off Label Use side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): back pain and used Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 2x/day) starting 201301. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
  • Somnolence
  • Depressed Mood
  • Mood Altered
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Vision Blurred
  • Visual Impairment
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Off Label Use, may still occur.
Off Label Use

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 10, 2014 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: Total 3000mg In A Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 59 years of age, weighting 145.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: off label use. Additional medications/treatments:
Off Label Use

This Off Label Use problem was reported by a physician from US. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): fibromyalgia.On NS a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 1x/day [nightly]). 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
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Off Label Use, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Off Label Use

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: procedural pain and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: Unk, Every Six Hours) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Valium (Unk, Every Six Hours)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Off Label Use and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Off Label Use, Diplopia

This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 30, 2014. A female patient from US , weighting 140.0 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, diplopia. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, 2x/day. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Off Label Use, Neuralgia

This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 45-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: Unk, 2x/day), which was started on Dec 01, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Naproxen Sodium (Unk, 3x/day)
  • Naproxen Sodium (Unk, 1x/day)
  • Levothyroxine (0.5 Ug, Daily)
  • Lisinopril (10 Mg, Daily)
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
  • Neuralgia
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Off Label Use, Lymphadenitis, Lymph Node Pain, Blood Cholesterol Increased

This Off Label Use Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 27, 2014. A Female , 56 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Off Label Use
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Lymph Node Pain
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
. Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg, 3x/day. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Off Label Use

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: diabetic neuropathy,sleep disorder, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:100 Mg, 1x/day, start time: 201312), combined with:
  • Zolpidem (100 Mg, 1x/day)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Off Label Use side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Off Label Use
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in female patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy,sleep disorder, resulting in Off Label Use.
Off Label Use, Hypersensitivity, Pruritus

A 55-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: back disorder,back pain started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: Unk, 1x/day) on 201310. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pruritus
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Off Label Use.
Off Label Use, Gait Disturbance

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Jan 16, 2014. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: off label use, gait disturbance Additional patient health information: Female , 44 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg, 3x/day. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Off Label Use

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Off Label Use side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 66-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): fibromyalgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Celebrex (400 Mg, Unk)
  • Valtrex (Unk)
  • Levothyroxine (150 Ug, Unk)
  • Escitalopram (10 Mg, Unk)
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Off Label Use, may still occur.
Off Label Use

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 15, 2014 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: Unk, 3x/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 56 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: off label use. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Xanax (Unk)
  • Celebrex (200 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lortab (Unk)
Off Label Use, Intervertebral Disc Disorder, Muscle Spasms

This Off Label Use problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): diabetic neuropathy,back disorder,hypertension.On NS a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 400 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:
  • Off Label Use
  • Intervertebral Disc Disorder
  • Muscle Spasms
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Off Label Use, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Off Label Use, Hypersensitivity, Vomiting, Rash

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia,fibromyalgia,cardiac disorder and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day) starting 201309. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Off Label Use and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Off Label Use

This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 13, 2014. A female patient from US , 63 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: off label use. Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg, 3x/day. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Off Label Use 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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