Neurontin is an anti-epileptic medication approved by the FDA in 1994.  However, Neurontin has been linked to a number of side effects, including viral infections, convulsions, memory loss, vomiting, and suicidal tendencies.  Unfortunately, many patients who used this medication were not aware of its dangerous side effects.  Therefore, I want to inform the readers of this blog about the side effects of Neurontin and how those injured by it may seek help.

What is Neurontin?

Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication manufactured by Pfizer, Inc.  It is used for preventing seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children by regulating chemical and nerves in the body.  It is also used for managing postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) caused by shingles.

What is the Problem with Neurontin?

Neurontin has allegedly been marketed illegally and sold for off-label uses.  Moreover, Neurontin has allegedly been linked to serious side effects such as suicidal thoughts.

Common Side Effects For Adults Taking Neurontin:

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Vision problems
  • Swelling of hands or feet
  • Clumsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness.

Common Side Effects For Children Taking Neurontin:

  • Viral infection
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Restlessness
  • Behavior problems

Other Neurontin Side Effects Listed by Various Sources:

  • Viral infections
  • Convulsions
  • Memory loss
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Suicidal tendency

To learn more about Neurontin, visit our Frequently Asked Question’s page.

How Can a Neurontin Lawyer Help?

If you or a loved one has suffered side effects as a result of taking the drug Neurontin, speak to your health care provider immediately.  Moreover, if you experienced any serious side effects from the long-term use of Neurontin, or if you were prescribed Neurontin for off-label uses, contact a products liability attorney.  You may have a potential claim to recover damages for medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.  Also, once you become aware that you have sustained injuries from a product, the Statute of Limitations generally requires you to bring your lawsuit against the manufacturer within two years of the incident or discovery.  However, each state has different statute-of-limitations laws.  Therefore, it would be beneficial to speak to an attorney about your legal options today.