Off-label uses (uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) for gabapentin include:
- Alcohol withdrawal
- Cocaine withdrawal
- Restless leg syndrome
- Excess sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Hot flashes
What Are Side Effects of Gabapentin?
Side effects of gabapentin include:
- Loss of coordination
- Fluid retention (edema)
- Difficulty speaking
- Jerky movements
- Unusual eye movements
- Double vision
- Memory loss
Serious side effects of gabapentin include:
Antiepileptic medications including gabapentin have been associated with an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. Tell your doctor if this occurs.
What Is the Dosage of Gabapentin?
- The dose of gabapentin to treat epilepsy with partial onset seizures in patients 12 years of age and older is up to 600 mg three times daily.
- The dose of gabapentin to treat epilepsy with partial onset seizures in patients 3 to 11 years of age is based on the patient’s body weight.
- The dose of gabapentin to treat postherpetic neuralgia is up to 1800 mg/day.
What Are Drug Interactions of Gabapentin?
Drug interactions of gabapentin include:
Can Gabapentin Be Used During Pregnancy or While Breastfeeding?
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