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Gabapentin Suicidal Ideation Side Effects

Gabapentin Suicidal Ideation Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, 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.



Anger, Aggression, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Emotional Disorder

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: Taken By Mouth), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anger
  • Aggression
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Emotional Disorder
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression

This Suicidal Ideation Gabapentin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Oct 17, 2013. A male , 40 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Lyrica
Confusional State, Overdose, Suicidal Ideation

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from IT, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:4800 Mg Total, start time: Sep 09, 2013), combined with:
  • Kcl (600 Mg Prolonged Release Tablets)
  • Rivotril
  • Zoloft
  • Atenolol
  • Metformin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Valsartan
, and developed a serious reaction and a Suicidal Ideation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Confusional State
  • Overdose
  • Suicidal Ideation
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 bipolar disorder, resulting in Suicidal Ideation.

Confusional State, Overdose, Suicidal Ideation

A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: bipolar disorder started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 4800 Mg Total) on Sep 09, 2013. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Confusional State
  • Overdose
  • Suicidal Ideation
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Kcl Retard - 600 Mg Compresse A Rilascio Prolungato
  • Rivotril
  • Zoloft
  • Atenolol
  • Metformin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Valsartan
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Confusional State, Speech Disorder, Dyskinesia, Eye Injury, Vitreous Floaters, Agitation, Insomnia

A patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Oct 29, 2013. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: suicidal ideation, depression, confusional state, speech disorder, dyskinesia, eye injury, vitreous floaters, agitation, insomnia Additional patient health information: male , 68 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Off Label Use, Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Hypoaesthesia, Paraesthesia, Oedema Peripheral, Burning Sensation, Pain In Extremity, Dizziness

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 82-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): muscle spasms,pain in extremity and used Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, Daily) starting 2010. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Off Label Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Paraesthesia
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Burning Sensation
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Dizziness
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Suicidal Ideation, Palpitations, Decreased Appetite, Vision Blurred, Chest Pain, Confusional State, Depression, Malaise, Hypertension

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 02, 2013 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 44 years of age, weighting 163.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: suicidal ideation, palpitations, decreased appetite, vision blurred, chest pain, confusional state, depression, malaise, hypertension. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Dosulepin
  • Naproxen
  • Loratadine
  • Valtrex
  • Vitamin B12
Suicidal Ideation, Aggression, Anger, Product Quality Issue

This Suicidal Ideation 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): neuropathy peripheral.On Apr 26, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 1 Capsule Evening Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Aggression
  • Anger
  • Product Quality Issue
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Suicidal Ideation, Paralysis, Respiratory Disorder, Diaphragmatic Paralysis

This is a Gabapentin (gabapentin) side effect report of a 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: arthralgia and was treated with Gabapentin (gabapentin) (dosage: NA) starting Nov 12, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bendroflumethiazide (bendroflumethiazide)
  • Dalteparin (dalteparin)
  • Dihydrocodeine (dihydrocodeine)
  • Docusate Sodium (docusate Sodium)
  • Dosulepin (dosulepin)
  • Lansoprazole (lansoprazole)
  • Lisinopril (lisinopril)
  • Nifedipine (nifedipine)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Paralysis
  • Respiratory Disorder
  • Diaphragmatic Paralysis
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin (gabapentin) could cause Suicidal Ideation and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Suicidal Ideation, Paralysis

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Apr 01, 2013. A patient from GB , 62 years of age, weighting 280.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: suicidal ideation, paralysis. Gabapentin dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Dalteparin
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Dosulepin
  • Lansoprazole
  • Lisinopril
  • Nifedipine
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Paralysis, Suicidal Ideation

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a health professional from GB. A 62-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: arthralgia. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, Tid), which was started on Nov 12, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Dalteparin
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Dosulepin
  • Lansoprazole
  • Lisinopril
  • Nifedipine
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Paralysis
  • Suicidal Ideation
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Suicidal Ideation, Diaphragmatic Paralysis

This Suicidal Ideation Gabapentin side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Oct 11, 2013. A male , 62 years of age, weighting 280.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Diaphragmatic Paralysis
. Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg, Tid. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Dalteparin
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Dosulepin
  • Lansoprazole
  • Lisinopril
  • Nifedipine
Diaphragmatic Paralysis, Suicidal Ideation

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 62-year-old patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: arthralgia, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:300 Mg, Tid, start time: Nov 12, 2012), combined with:
  • Bendroflumethiazide (Unk)
  • Dalteparin (Unk)
  • Dihydrocodeine (Unk)
  • Docusate Sodium (Unk)
  • Dosulepin (Unk)
  • Lansoprazole (Unk)
  • Lisinopril (Unk)
  • Nifedipine (Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Suicidal Ideation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diaphragmatic Paralysis
  • Suicidal Ideation
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 arthralgia, resulting in Suicidal Ideation.
Suicidal Ideation, Diaphragmatic Paralysis

A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: arthralgia started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: NA) on Nov 12, 2012. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Diaphragmatic Paralysis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oramorph
  • Paracetamol
  • Dalteparin
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Lisinopril
  • Nifedipine
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation.
Suicidal Ideation, Tinnitus

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Nov 01, 2012. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: suicidal ideation, tinnitus Additional patient health information: Female , 63 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Geodon (Unk)
  • Cymbalta (Unk)
  • Xenazine (Unk)
  • Xenazine (12.5 Mg, 2x/day)
Suicidal Ideation, Diaphragmatic Paralysis

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): arthralgia and used Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 3x/day) starting Nov 12, 2012. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Diaphragmatic Paralysis
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Oramorph
  • Paracetamol
  • Dalteparin
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Lisinopril
  • Nifedipine
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Anxiety, Panic Attack, Depression, Obsessive Thoughts, Suicidal Ideation, Personality Change, Disturbance In Attention, Personality Disorder

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Feb 21, 2013 by a male taking Gabapentin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 44 years of age, weighting 163.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: anxiety, panic attack, depression, obsessive thoughts, suicidal ideation, personality change, disturbance in attention, personality disorder. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Acetaminophen-codeine Phosphate
  • Amitriptyline (At Night)
  • Pregabalin
Discomfort, Pain, Panic Attack, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Disturbance In Attention, Impaired Work Ability, Obsessive Thoughts, Personality Change

This Suicidal Ideation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DK. A 44-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): back pain.On Apr 02, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin Capsules (gabapentin) (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Co-codamol (panadeine Co)
  • Amitriptyline (amitriptyline)
  • Pregabalin
  • Naprosyn
  • Amitriptyline
  • Co-codamol
When commencing Gabapentin Capsules (gabapentin), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Pain
  • Panic Attack
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Personality Change
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Affect Lability, Depressed Mood, Depression, Dysphoria, Lethargy, Self Injurious Behaviour, Suicidal Ideation

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 100 Mg, 2 Every 1 Day) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Affect Lability
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dysphoria
  • Lethargy
  • Self Injurious Behaviour
  • Suicidal Ideation
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Suicidal Ideation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Asthenia, Pain

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 28, 2013. A female patient from US , 43 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: suicidal ideation, depression, asthenia, pain. Gabapentin dosage: Unk. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Suicidal Ideation Causes and Reviews


Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.

People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.

Therapy and medicines can help most people who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Gabapentin Suicidal Ideation 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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