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Neurontin Side Effects

Bipolar Medications Library

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Updated July 05, 2009

List of Neurontin side effects. Neurontin - generic gabapentin - is an anticonvulsant medication which may also be prescribed as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Patients taking Neurontin should be aware of the potential side effects.

Common Neurontin Side Effects:

Check with your doctor if any of the following Neurontin side effects continue or are bothersome:

Blurred or double vision; dizziness; drowsiness; muscle ache or pain; swelling of hands, feet, or lower legs; trembling or shaking; unusual tiredness or weakness

Less Common Neurontin Side Effects:

Check with your doctor if any of the following Neurontin side effects continue or are bothersome:

Diarrhea; dryness of mouth or throat; frequent urination; headache; indigestion; low blood pressure; nausea; noise in ears; runny nose; slurred speech; trouble in thinking; trouble in sleeping; vomiting; weakness or loss of strength; weight gain

Always notify your doctor if you experience any of these Neurontin side effects:

More Common: Clumsiness or unsteadiness; continuous, uncontrolled back and forth and/or rolling eye movements

Less Common: Depression, irritability, or other mood or mental changes; loss of memory

Rare: Fever or chills; cough or hoarseness; lower back or side pain; painful or difficult urination

Neurontin Overdose Effects - Notify Doctor Immediately:

Double vision; severe diarrhea; severe dizziness; severe drowsiness; severe slurred speech; sluggishness

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other Neurontin side effects, check with your doctor.

Disclaimer: This is not intended to be all-inclusive or to replace information provided by your doctor or with the prescription from the manufacturer.

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