What are the possible side effects of Neurontin?
According to the official Neurontin site, the common side effects are as follows:
- For adults taking Neurontin: dizziness, sleepiness, vision problems, swelling of hands or feet, clumsiness, diarrhea, and weakness.
- For children taking NEURONTIN to control partial seizures: viral infection, fever, nausea, vomiting, restlessness and behavior problems. Side effects were usually mild to moderate.
Other sources list side effects including several that are common to a number of drugs: sleepiness, dizziness, headache, alcohol intolerance and nausea. Other Neurontin side effects listed by these sources are more serious, such as viral infections, convulsions, memory loss, and vomiting/diarrhea. The most severe of the potential Neurontin side effects is a suicidal tendency. It has also been indicated that children are more susceptible to Neurontin side effects than adults, and that children taking are far more likely to experience the behavioral Neurontin side effects such as mood swings, hyperactivity, aggression and lack of concentration.
If any of these symptoms develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Neurontin. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. If you are diagnosed with any serious conditions that may be linked to your long-term use of Neurontin, or if you have been prescribed Neurontin for off-label uses, contact one of the panel attorneys for immediate legal assistance. You could potentially have a claim for a lawsuit. Only a qualified and experienced Neurontin attorney can tell. Click any of the panels from the left or right side of this page to contact a Neurontin lawyer now.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Neurontin Articles
- What is Neurontin?
- Can Neurontin be taken with other medicines?
- What is a partial seizure?
- What are generalized seizures?
- What triggers the seizures?
- How can I help someone going through a seizure?
- What is epilepsy?
- What is PHN?