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Safety Issues With Gabapentin

Side Effects of Gabapentin

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with gabapentin. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Coordination problems.
     
(Click Gabapentin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
The following eMedTV articles describe specific side effects of gabapentin:
 

Drug Interactions

Gabapentin can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Gabapentin).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Gabapentin?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Gabapentin to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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