Is high blood pressure a side effect of gabapentin?

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  • ALinda Martinez, Cardiac Rehabilitation, answered on behalf of Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

    High blood pressure is not a common side effect from gabapentin. However, if a patient is abruptly withdrawn from gabapentin and they are using it to control nerve pain, the pain can abruptly return. Severe pain in and of itself can drive up blood pressure.

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