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    What are the side effects of Gabapentin and adverse effects of its over use?

Posted on Thu, 6 Dec 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Gabapentin side effects or over use.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Itching feet. Legs and thigh are not known side effects of Gabapentin!

Detailed Answer:


These side effects are not known or documented side effects of Gabapentin. I think diabetic neuropathy could be the culprit here. Gabapentin is used to treat diabetic neuropathy which present with itching, tingling, decreased sensation etc. Though Voltaren Gel helps, I am more of the opinion that the soothing effects of the gel are the main relief mechanisms, similar to caressing the area with the hands.

In all, it is not a side effect of Gabapentin but is caused by diabetic neuropathy, a complication of longstanding diabetes and advancing age. Gabapentin would rather help than make it worse or be the cause.

I hope this addresses your worry. Feel free to follow up with me if need be. If there are any unanswered worries, feel free to bring them to my attention for further insights and guidance.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Ivo Ditah
Internal Medicine Specialist
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