Gabapentin may Bring You Breathing problems

  The FDA have warned that people with certain respiratory risk factors may have serious breathing problems if they take gabapentin. The risk factors include: being an older adult taking opioid pain medication taking other drugs that may slow breathing, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medicines, or antihistamines having a condition that reduces lung function, such as chronic obstructive… Continue reading Gabapentin may Bring You Breathing problems

Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant (gabapentin) and Lyrica, Lyrica CR (pregabalin): Serious Breathing Problems

TOPIC: Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant (gabapentin) and Lyrica, Lyrica CR (pregabalin): Serious Breathing Problems AUDIENCE: Patient, Neurology, Pain Management, Pulmonology, Pharmacy BACKGROUND: Gabapentin and pregabalin are FDA-approved for a variety of conditions, including seizures, nerve pain, and restless legs syndrome. ISSUE:FDA is warning that serious breathing difficulties may occur in patients using gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant)… Continue reading Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant (gabapentin) and Lyrica, Lyrica CR (pregabalin): Serious Breathing Problems