Does Gabapentin cause weight gain?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I was prescribed gabapentin @ 100 mg/2x day. 1 in a.m. , And 1 in p.m. For my severe plantar fascitis and neuroma of the right heel. I am, finally, after 2 years of being told I need surgery on my feet (both), for a endoscopic plantar fascia release, plan to do this in XXXXXXX Getting back to my original question, does gabapentin cause weight gain and will it really help with the pain?
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Answered by Dr. Ahmed Aly Hassan 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes it is effective mostly with nerve pain atacks and neuromas with most of patients and rarely cause overweight as a side effect .
Detailed Answer:
Hi

I had gone through your question and understand your concerns ..

For my patient, yes i recommend it for the neuropathic pain and neuroma, due to nerve compression. In very rare cases it might cause overweight ,but it is effective with such pain. Bed rest , avoid lifting heavy objects and vigorous movements , hot massaging with topical gels and muscle relaxants , B12 multivitamins will be effective for your case .

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Is it good for anxiety as well? One more thing, I heard it can cause hair loss. Is that true? I hope not.
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Answered by Dr. Ahmed Aly Hassan 36 minutes later



Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxx ,
thanks for your trust ,

It only causes side effects if misused or overdosed and dont worry about your hairs that is a very rare side effect that doesnt have a relation to gabapentin you may worry of some serious side effects which are uncommon if apears .

: these may include The . However, they may be more common in people who have psychiatric disorders. They include: violent behavior, aggressiveness, or anger ,anxiousness or restlessness ,anxiety that is new or worse , depression that is new or worse , irritability that is new or worse ,mania ,panic attacks , suicidal thoughts or behavior Call your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.

Please click THANK YOU and consider a 5 star rating with some positive feedback if the information was helpful. Hope the above information helps you,
Any further clarifications feel free to ask .

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