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neurontin suicideNeurontin (generic name: gabapentin) was FDA-approved in 1993 for use as an anticonvulsant for people suffering from partial seizures associated with epilepsy. It is also FDA-approved for the management of post-herpetic neuralgia (persistent pain after a herpes zoster skin rash outbreak). Neurontin is available by prescription only. It has been marketed and promoted for several non-approved uses including:

• bipolar disorder;
• pain syndromes, peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy ;
• treatment of epilepsy alone (monotherapy);
• reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD);
• attention deficit disorder (ADD);
• restless leg syndrome (RLS);
• trigeminal neuralgia;
• essential tremor;
• migraines ;
• chronic pain; and
• drug and alcohol withdrawal seizures.

Side effects: suicidal behavior/attempted suicide, paranoia, memory loss, hostility, unsteadiness, severe mania, depression, abnormal thinking, incoordination, dizziness, drowsiness, water retention, nausea and/or vomiting, ataxia (inability to control muscles), fatigue, and/or viral infection.

The drug company Pfizer (a/k/a Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert) has engaged in consumer fraud by marketing and promoting this drug for uses that it simply does NOT work for. In fact, in many cases, a placebo worked better than Neurontin.

If you have been prescribed Neurontin, bought and/or used the medication for a use other than one which is FDA-approved, and suffered any of the above side effects, please please fill out the form below.

Neurontin In the News

May-01-05: Neurontin is an epilepsy drug that is being prescribed off label for treating pain because it is not a use approved by the Food and Drug Administration. There are thousands of families across the U.S. who claim Pfizer is responsible for their loved ones committing or attempting suicide. [SAN FRANSISCO CHRONICLE]

File Your Neurontin complaint

If you or a loved one has attempted suicide, or a loved one has committed suicide while taking Neurontin or has suffered other Neurontin side effects, please send your complaint to a Neurontin lawyer for a free case evaluation, by clicking the link below.

Last updated on Oct-8-08


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I suffered from severe depression, which is still ongoing, and I had to go see a counselor. I also could not hold up my head well, and used to fall asleep during conversation, meals, or driving. I had memory lapses, and still have a lot of problems with my memory. One time I blacked out and five hours had gone by and I thought it had only been about an hour. I often went in and out of conscious state.

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New Hampshire
After being ramped up to 2400mg of Neurontin daily I became fixated on death and dying. I also became worried that I was about to "snap" and do something terrible. It was constantly on my mind, I couldn't NOT think about death. I took myself down to 800mg a day and the thoughts went away within 24 hours. But now my pain levels are back to pre-Neurontin days, which is very hard to take.


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