Gabapentin for Shingles treatment

We have 253 consumer reports for treatment of Shingles with Gabapentin. Shingles used in 3% of cases.

Patients statistics on Shingles for Gabapentin


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Gabapentin Circle Diagram 7 consumers of 253 reported about Shingles

  1. Werner C. Sandefur says:
    3.5 rating

    Gabapentin for Shingles

    Illness I have already 3 years and 4 months. Very severe pain in the right side of the buttocks and thighs. Taking gabapentin 400mg, first 3 days early one tablet, then early and evening one tablet, after about 4 days very strong muscle pain, back pain. During exercise, the effort was greater than before taking the tablets.

    Side effects: Back pain; Muscle aches
  2. Jeanne W. Leonard says:
    4.0 rating

    Gabapentin for Shingles

    I was given the medication for shingles nerve pain. After only 2 days severe side effects occurred. Insomnia, tremor, drowsiness, extreme wine attacks, depressive mood, fears, Verwirtheit, dizziness and nightmares! After I got advice from a pharmacist, I stop taking the medication immediately. Although my pain was blown away, but my feeling tells me …. another 5 days and I am in psychiatry. In addition, I was completely upset. Never again this Gabapentin !!!

    Side effects: Tremble; Insomnia; Dizziness
  3. Guadalupe A. Barnes says:
    2.0 rating

    Gabapentin for Shingles; Pain (acute)

    My mother-in-law got the shingles in Janur 09. She got prescribed in hospital, because of the pain, Gabapentin. A few days later she had to vomit a lot, had constipation, itching, tiredness … so she felt really bad. Gradually she began to shiver, the nerves were almost damaged and had no strength in the legs. In between, she also began to tell things that happened 20 years ago or not at all. we were shocked she felt really bad, she could not hold a glass anymore. Could not walk anymore and no longer think clearly and has increased a lot. After all the examinations in the hospital, the doctors could not find anything, then we dropped gabapentin, and immediately my mother-in-law was much better and she complains of nothing. So we had a very bad experience with gabapentin.

  4. Anna M. Dansby says:
    4.5 rating

    Gabapentin for Shingles; Neuralgia

    In the first 3 weeks: drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, listlessness, weakness, hardly any strength left to go out, sociophobic attacks, depression, indifference, lack of concentration / memory disorders, word finding disorders. However, already after 5 days, an effect already occurred! After the first 3 weeks to date – Depressive phases, weight gain, aggression / irritability (threshold is very low), loss of libido, difficulty concentrating, word finding disorders. I’ve been taking gabapentin for 8 months now and it really helped alleviate my nervous pain! They are not completely gone, but really only discreetly there. Unfortunately, I’ve gained 5 kg, you have to pay attention to go to the sport and should omit chocolate / chips and sweets. I took 1200 – 1500 mg. Recently, I reduced to 500 mg and was able to lose 4 kg with sports and healthy diet again. I am currently switching to Lyrica, which helps me even better against the nerve pain. With Lyrica I am completely painless.