February 8, 2023

Is Gabapentin An Opioid ? Long Term Side Effects Of Gabapentin

For many individuals gabapentin is a necessary medication it can be used to treat seizures neuropathic pain restless leg syndrome and a number of other issues unfortunately though like most medications gabapentin has a number of side effects some of which are mild but many of which can be serious even dangerous mild gabapentin side effects the national

Library of medicine states that the drug may cause side effects that can be uncomfortable or frustrating to the user many of the most common side effects are not dangerous and can be treated by having your doctor reduce your prescription or prescribe another type of medication to minimize them however you should always talk to your doctor first when you begin to

Experience these issues never stop taking gabapentin altogether as the drug can cause a severe withdrawal syndrome the mild side effects associated with gabapentin include tiredness weakness drowsiness unsteadiness blurred vision or double vision unusual iya movements uncontrollable shaking of a body part jerky movements headaches fever nausea heartburn diarrhea

Constipation dry mouth swelling of the hands feet ankles and calves pain in the back or joints flu-like symptoms including runny nose sneezing coughing sore throat etc less common side effects of gabapentin include back pain frequent urination increased appetite decreased libido itchy eyes or red eyes that may tear up or produce discharge bloated or full feeling

Earache excessive gas flushed dry skin increased sensitivity to pain increased sensitivity to touch indigestion voice changes weight gain sweating vomiting dizziness some of the mild side effects are more commonly experienced by children who use gabapentin these can include dizziness weakness nausea constipation headache blurred vision hyperactivity false sense

Of well-being and loss of balance or coordination these effects are usually not very intense and can be treated easily however they can create severe issues if they go untreated especially if you begin to feel that you are experiencing one of these side effects that is getting worse every day or is too severe to allow you to live your life you should call your

Doctor to make a change to your prescription or to be prescribed another type of medication serious side effects of gabapentin gabapentin can cause serious issues as well some of which are direct effects of the more common side effects associated with normal use of the drug according to the us food and drug administration the sleepiness and dizziness often caused

By normal gabapentin use can increase the occurrence of accidental injury as a patient taking gabapentin one must remember this possible side effect and be very careful during the times where the drug is active in one system in addition gabapentin may cause other serious side effects including rashes hives itching swelling of the face throat tongue lips or mouth

Hoarseness or problems swallowing and breathing if these side-effects begin to occur it is likely that you are allergic to gabapentin you should seek medical attention right away by calling 911 as gabapentin is a medication that treats seizures it can in very rare cases cause seizures to occur for this reason it is very important that you stay with your correct

Dosage and you do not take more or less of the drug than you were prescribed or stop taking the medication altogether unpleasant gabapentin side effects children may experience include changes in behavior memory problems trouble concentrating acting aggressively depression restlessness paranoia and crying some adult users may also experience mood changes signs

Of dementia symptoms of anxiety or depression feelings of agitation or hostility restlessness hyperactivity and self harming or suicidal thoughts if these occur inform your doctor immediately

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