Advertisement

What are the side effects of gabapentin?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects may include dizziness, nervousness, sleepiness, indigestion, muscle pain, and speech difficulty. It may also cause eye problems, such as blurred vision, double vision, or rapid involuntary eye movements. Gabapentin may also cause amnesia and loss of control of body movements. Some people may have suicidal thoughts or behavior. Gabapentin can make it dangerous to drive or operate machinery.

This answer was adapted from Sharecare's award-winning AskMD app. Start a consultation now to find out what's causing your symptoms, learn how to manage a condition, or find a doctor.

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

What are the side effects of valproic acid in people with dementia?
Sarah N. Mourra, MDSarah N. Mourra, MD
The side effects or adverse effects from valproic acid (Depakote) in people with dementia involve ra...
More Answers
How does Topamax (topiramate) treat migraines?
Dr. Steven A. Meyers, MDDr. Steven A. Meyers, MD
No medication works for everybody, and it is not unusual to have to try several medications before y...
More Answers
How effective are anticonvulsants for treating migraines?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Valproic acid and topiramate have been considered the top choices among anticonvulsants for reducing...
More Answers
What are side effects of using anticonvulsants for bipolar?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Anticonvulsants, like most medications carry a variety of side effects including gastrointestinal an...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.