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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.
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I have a family member that went from saving every penny earned to having a severe gambling problem while on Neutrontin. After doing research I have found that even with all the studies done proving this is a serious side affect, there is no legal responsibility to the company. This drug has caused severe hardship and I'm looking for any advice...I have already spoken to two lawyers who have told us that it's too much of a risk for them.

Posted by
Casie Crosson
I took 300 mg 3x per day for neuropathy and I have been unsteady uncoordinated major depression short term memory loss and extremely irritable for no reason at all. Is there still a lawsuit. This medicine has ruined my life.

Posted by
I also have disc problems among alit of other issues my pain dr put me on this medication it seems I now forget a lot of stuff in my home life and at work . It also seems I have new pain issues and gets worse I tell my dr but they don't seem to listen what can we do to make them see the meds are bad we do not need use them ?

Posted by
Tracy Brown
I need Help! Please

Posted by
Karen whorton.
Need some paper work on this drug lawsuit

Posted by
Peggy Stagel
I was prescribed Gabapentin approximately 2/3 years ago. I was supposed to take 3 100 mg capsules at bedtime. They made me have a stomach ache and not be able to sleep. I asked if I could cut the dose , I then tried 2 capsules and finally down to 1.. This week I am not taking it at all. I have had memory loss in so much as I forget common words and places and names. I had none of this before the drug. It was prescribed for pain, and I was told it would help me sleep.....It did neither.

Posted by
I want to know is there's a lawsuit still going on for Gabapentin? Because I have search a memory loss,that my husband stay upset with me. Also I have complaint too the doctors about the memory loss all they said keep taking it. I need help can anyone help me before I lose all of my memory or go into dem

Posted by
After reading a feature article in the August 2016 issue of Consumer Reports "Is There A Cure For High Drug Prices?" page 53. I learned on page 60 at the end of the article that the funding for the preparation was provided in part by two grants, one of which is Prescriber Education Grant Program, which is funded by the multistate settlement of consumer-fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin (gabapentin).

I have been on 1200 mg per day for a few years of Gabapentin. I have been concerned about my short term memory loss, unsteadiness, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy and restless leg syndrome.

Thanks to the information mentioned above, I now have valid reasons for the side effects caused by Gabapentin.

Posted by
Lindon Massey
I am on 2700mg of Gabapentin daily. I suffer extreme memory loss.

Posted by
Deanna Kirkpatrick
I have a very rare brain/spinal cord disease (Neuro Myelitis Optica)
For the last 10 years at 4500 mg my brain is having HUGE cognitive
Memory issues, even though my MRI is stable, I have had 3 brain attacks, where I lost memory (how to play the flute, edit podcasts etc)
I just found out that Gabapentin is so successful, because it prevents brain synapses from forming. Brain Synapses are the very thing you need to fight a rare brain disease by making NEW connections and if you can't make new connections your brain dies. They promoted this drug off label for chronic pain. It works, but at what cost?!

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I have herniated discs. I also have all the pain and numbness that go with it. I took Gabapentin for 9 months and forgot what I was driving and what it was called that I was doing. I have whole events that I do not remember.

Posted by
Debrah Hepworth
I was on this drug for severe pain management for approximately 2 years. I did not realise how bad he side effects can be. I suffer not only from memory loss/lapses I also suffer from a rare condition known as "false memory syndrome" (Not alien abduction or "recessive memories" after therapy - which is pretty much all there is when you Google it LOL).
These problems got worse on Gabapentin & I am still suffering with these issues. I can't work mainly due to pain, but with the mental issues this has drug has aggravated work would be impossible.
Now any new meds I'm put on I not only read the enclosed leaflets, but go on line & do research too.

Posted by
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.

Posted by
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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