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What are the side effects of Neurontin?


Neurontin« (gabapentin) is a drug that's prescribed for seizures or nerve pain such as pain after shingles called postherpetic neuralgia (PPH). Doctors also prescribe it for behavior changes, bipolar disorder, pain disorders, or tremors.

Potential Neurontin« side effects

Most people tolerate Neurontin« well, experiencing few serious side effects. The most common side effects of Neurontin« include drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, peripheral edema, and problems with balance. These side effects occur less often when you start at a low dose and then gradually increase the amount taken. Also, these side effects from Neurontin« may improve with time. You should not drive or operate machinery until you know how you will respond to Neurontin«. Less common side effects include stomach upset, headache, rash, and change in vision.

Find out about postherpetic neuralgia in our Health Encyclopedia.

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