Gralise Side Effects
A few common side effects of Gralise include dizziness, drowsiness, and headaches. In most cases, these side effects are minor and are easily treated. However, make sure to notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop serious problems, such as depression, suicidal thoughts, or confusion that does not improve over time.
An Introduction to Gralise Side EffectsJust like any medicine, Gralise™ (extended-release gabapentin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. 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 are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Gralise. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of GraliseGralise has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received Gralise, while another group was given a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In clinical trials, the most common Gralise side effects included:
- Dizziness -- in up to 10.9 percent of people
- Drowsiness -- up to 4.5 percent
- Headaches -- up to 4.2 percent
- Swelling or fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms, or hands -- up to 3.9 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 3.3 percent
- Dry mouth -- up to 2.8 percent
- Common cold symptoms (such as a runny or stuffy nose or a sore throat) -- up to 2.5 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 to 2 percent of people, included but were not limited to:
- A spinning sensation (vertigo)
- Indigestion or heartburn
- General pain
- Urinary tract infection (UTI), such as a bladder infection
- Weight gain (see Gralise and Weight Gain)
- Pain in the extremities
- Back pain