PatientsVille.com Logo

Neurontin Side Effects

PatientsVille

Common Neurontin Side Effects


The most commonly reported Neurontin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Completed Suicide (628)
Pain (516)
Depression (469)
Dizziness (404)
Feeling Abnormal (328)
Somnolence (322)
Anxiety (295)
Off Label Use (286)
Fatigue (285)
Convulsion (264)
Headache (259)
Condition Aggravated (252)
Amnesia (248)
Suicide Attempt (233)
Insomnia (231)
Nausea (230)
Fall (227)
Malaise (221)
Suicidal Ideation (219)
Confusional State (211)

➢ More



If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Neurontin Side Effects Reported to FDA



Neurontin Side Effect Report#9992741
Headache, Insomnia
This is a report of a 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: nerve injury, who was treated with Neurontin (dosage: 800 Mg, 3x/day, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Headache, Insomnia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Neurontin treatment in male patients, resulting in Headache side effect.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9992730
Depression, Pain, Pain In Extremity, Weight Decreased, Eating Disorder, Chills, Hyperhidrosis
This report suggests a potential Neurontin Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from NO was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: back pain and used Neurontin (dosage: 300 Mg, X 8 Day) starting
Jul 01, 2011. After starting Neurontin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Depression, Pain, Pain In Extremity, Weight Decreased, Eating Disorder, Chills, HyperhidrosisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Codaxol
Although Neurontin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9991566
Rib Fracture
This Rib Fracture problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: tremor. On NS this consumer started treatment with Neurontin (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Neurontin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Rib FractureAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rib Fracture, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9978177
Back Disorder, Pain In Extremity
This Back Disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: post herpetic neuralgia,pain,diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Neurontin (drug dosage: 600 Mg, 3x/day), which was initiated on
Feb 20, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Neurontin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Back Disorder, Pain In ExtremityThese side effects may potentially be related to Neurontin.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9955004
Dyspnoea, Hypersensitivity
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Neurontin (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dyspnoea, Hypersensitivity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Neurontin treatment in female patients, resulting in Dyspnoea side effect.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9953954
Dry Mouth, Lip Blister
This report suggests a potential Neurontin Dry Mouth side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AT was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Neurontin (dosage: 600 Mg, Daily) starting
May 28, 2013. After starting Neurontin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dry Mouth, Lip BlisterAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Neurontin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dry Mouth, may still occur.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9953896
Tongue Movement Disturbance, Tongue Dry, Dysphagia, Swollen Tongue, Eyelid Oedema, Rash, Emotional Distress
This Tongue Movement Disturbance problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from NZ. A 10-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Feb 27, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Neurontin (dosage: 100 Mg, 2x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Neurontin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Tongue Movement Disturbance, Tongue Dry, Dysphagia, Swollen Tongue, Eyelid Oedema, Rash, Emotional DistressAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Tongue Movement Disturbance, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9940791
Pain, Hypoaesthesia
This Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral,fibromyalgia.The patient was prescribed Neurontin (drug dosage: 600 Mg, 3x/day), which was initiated on 201312. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Neurontin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pain, HypoaesthesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Neurontin.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9940595
Nausea, Dizziness, Disorientation
This is a report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: back pain, who was treated with Neurontin (dosage: Unk, start time:
Feb 28, 2014), combined with:
  • Gabapentin (300 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Amitriptyline (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Promethazine (25 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Baclofen (Unk)
  • Meloxicam (7.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Homatropine/hydrocodone (Hydrocodone(7.5/)mg/ Homatropine(325 Mg), 2x/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nausea, Dizziness, Disorientation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Neurontin treatment in female patients, resulting in Nausea side effect.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9940572
Abdominal Discomfort
This report suggests a potential Neurontin Abdominal Discomfort side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: headache and used Neurontin (dosage: Unk, 2x/day) starting NS. After starting Neurontin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal DiscomfortAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Neurontin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Discomfort, may still occur.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9940498
Infection, Ear Pain, Ear Swelling, Swelling Face
This Infection problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral,pain in extremity,diabetes mellitus,depression,hypertension,postoperative care. On NS this consumer started treatment with Neurontin (dosage: 800 Mg, 3x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Motrin (600 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Glipizide (Unk, 2x/day)
  • Wellbutrin (300 Mg, Daily)
  • Lisinopril (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Vitamin B12 (Unk, Monthly)
When using Neurontin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Infection, Ear Pain, Ear Swelling, Swelling FaceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Infection, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9940496
Intentional Overdose, Suicide Attempt, Disturbance In Attention, Memory Impairment, Panic Attack, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
This Intentional Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 48-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Neurontin (drug dosage: 600 Mg, 4x/day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Relpax (40 Mg, As Needed)
  • Prozac (Unk)
  • Celexa (Unk)
  • Topamax (Unk)
.After starting to take Neurontin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Intentional Overdose, Suicide Attempt, Disturbance In Attention, Memory Impairment, Panic Attack, Post-traumatic Stress DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Neurontin.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9938777
Hypoaesthesia, Paraesthesia, Feeling Hot, Peripheral Coldness, Skin Discolouration
This is a report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral,diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Neurontin (dosage: 600 Mg, 3x/day, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lantus (65 Units In The Morning And 20 Units At Night, 2x/day)
  • Humalog (Unk, 3x/day)
  • Metformin (500 Mg, 2x/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hypoaesthesia, Paraesthesia, Feeling Hot, Peripheral Coldness, Skin Discolouration after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Neurontin treatment in female patients, resulting in Hypoaesthesia side effect.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9935528
Eye Swelling, Rash Erythematous
This report suggests a potential Neurontin Eye Swelling side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: nerve injury and used Neurontin (dosage: 600 Mg, 4x/day) starting NS. After starting Neurontin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Eye Swelling, Rash ErythematousAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Tizanidine (2 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Melatonin (5 Mg, Daily)
  • Meloxicam (15 Mg, Daily)
  • Oxycodone (10 Mg, (every 5 Hours))
Although Neurontin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Eye Swelling, may still occur.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9935520
Sedation, Euphoric Mood
This Sedation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: neck injury,spinal disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Neurontin (dosage: 600 Mg, 3x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Neurontin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Sedation, Euphoric MoodAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sedation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9935502
Eye Swelling, Skin Discolouration
This Eye Swelling side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 38-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Neurontin (drug dosage: 600 Mg, 4x/day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Meloxicam (Unk)
  • Tizanidine (Unk)
  • Oxycodone (10 Mg, 5x/day)
.After starting to take Neurontin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Eye Swelling, Skin DiscolourationThese side effects may potentially be related to Neurontin.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9935387
Abdominal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Neurontin (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Neurontin treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Pain side effect.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9928641
Myocardial Infarction
This report suggests a potential Neurontin Myocardial Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CO was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Neurontin (dosage: 300 Mg, 1x/day) starting NS. After starting Neurontin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myocardial InfarctionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Neurontin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myocardial Infarction, may still occur.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9925934
Impaired Work Ability
This Impaired Work Ability problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral. On NS this consumer started treatment with Neurontin (dosage: 800 Mg, 4x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Neurontin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Impaired Work AbilityAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Impaired Work Ability, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9924667
Off Label Use, Acne, Rash Pustular
This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nerve injury,depression.The patient was prescribed Neurontin (drug dosage: 800 Mg, 4x/day), which was initiated on 201210. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cymbalta (60 Mg, Daily)
.After starting to take Neurontin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Off Label Use, Acne, Rash PustularThese side effects may potentially be related to Neurontin.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9923603
Dermatitis Acneiform, Rash Erythematous, Erythema Multiforme, Herpes Zoster
This is a report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Neurontin (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 02, 2013), combined with:
  • Velcade (3.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Velcade (1.3 Mg/m2, Unk)
  • Revlimid (10 Mg, 14 In 21 Days)
  • Revlimid (Unk)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Dexamethasone (0.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Simvastatin (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Zantac (150 Mg, Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dermatitis Acneiform, Rash Erythematous, Erythema Multiforme, Herpes Zoster after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Neurontin treatment in female patients, resulting in Dermatitis Acneiform side effect.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9919808
Off Label Use, Somnolence
This report suggests a potential Neurontin Off Label Use side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: spinal pain,hypothyroidism and used Neurontin (dosage: 1500 Mg, 3x/day) starting NS. After starting Neurontin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Off Label Use, SomnolenceAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Synthroid (200 Ug, Daily)
Although Neurontin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Off Label Use, may still occur.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9919775
Depression
This Depression problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: arthralgia,fibromyalgia. On
Aug 12, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Neurontin (dosage: 300 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Neurontin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DepressionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9919103
Impaired Work Ability
This Impaired Work Ability side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 36-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Neurontin (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Neurontin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Impaired Work AbilityThese side effects may potentially be related to Neurontin.
Neurontin Side Effect Report#9917465
Local Swelling, Pain
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral,nerve injury, who was treated with Neurontin (dosage: 600 Mg, 4x/day, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Local Swelling, Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Neurontin treatment in female patients, resulting in Local Swelling side effect.


1 of 261 


The appearance of Neurontin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Neurontin Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Pain 363
Dizziness 289
Depression 270
Feeling Abnormal 239
Off Label Use 215
Somnolence 210
Completed Suicide 206
Fatigue 194
Headache 176
Nausea 172

What are common Neurontin Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Completed Suicide 416
Depression 187
Gun Shot Wound 161
Pain 147
Anxiety 134
Dizziness 112
Convulsion 106
Somnolence 105
Condition Aggravated 102
Overdose 96

Track Your Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep track of your health symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Neurontin reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
    FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

    Discuss Neurontin Side Effects

    Did You Have a Neurontin Side Effect?

    Yes, Severe
    Yes, Moderate
    Yes, Minor
    No

    How Effective is Neurontin for You?

    Exceeded Expectations
    Effective
    Somewhat Effective
    Not Effective

    Neurontin Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0071-0401
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameNeurontin
    Namegabapentin
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since19981009
    LabelerParke-Davis Div of Pfizer Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)GABAPENTIN
    Strength(s)800
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAnti-epileptic Agent [EPC],Decreased Central Nervous System Disorganized Electrical Activity [PE]

    Neurontin Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 6501

    Neurontin safety alerts: 2005

    Reported deaths: 1018

    Reported hospitalizations: 1805

    Neurontin (gabapentin)

    Audience: Neuropsychiatric healthcare professionals, pharmacists and consumers

    Pfizer Inc. and FDA notified healthcare professionals of the voluntary recall of one lot (40,000 bottles) of 100 mg capsules of its epilepsy medication, Neurontin, after a manufacturing mechanical failure resulted in some bottles containing empty or partially filled capsules. Patients taking Neurontin to control epilepsy could experience seizures from a missed dose of the product. 100 mg strength capsules from lot #15224V -- distributed in October and November, 2004 -- are included in the recall. The production lot was distributed only in the United States. No other Neurontin lots were affected.

    [April 22, 2005 - Press Release - Pfizer]

    Latest Neurontin clinical trials