Neurontin is a medicine used to treat seizures and pain from damaged nerves (neuropathic pain) that follows healing from shingles (painful rash caused by chickenpox virus). Neurontin is available as capsules, tablets, and an oral solution.
Do not stop taking Neurontin without first talking to your doctor. Stopping Neurontin suddenly can cause serious health problems.
Neurontin can cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you: thoughts about suicide or dying, attempts to commit suicide, new or worse depression, new or worse anxiety, feeling agitated or restless, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, new or worse irritability, acting aggressive, being angry, or violent.
Using Neurontin in children 3-12 years can cause emotional changes, aggressive behavior, problems with concentration, restlessness, changes in their school performance, or hyperactivity.
Neurontin can cause a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction that may affect your skin or other parts of your body, such as your liver or blood cells. You may or may not develop a rash when you get this type of reaction.
Tell your doctor right away if you experience skin rash, hives, fever, swollen glands that do not go away, swelling of your lips and tongue, yellowing of your skin or of the whites of the eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, severe fatigue or weakness, unexpected muscle pain, or frequent infections.